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Waterbury To Vote On Municipal Building At State Office Complex

The first of three public informational meetings is being held in Waterbury this week, in advance of a $5 million bond vote to build a new municipal complex on land that currently belongs to the state.

The state has agreed to sell the town two buildings and a parcel of land in the Waterbury State Office Complex for $300,000. Much of the office complex remains unused since it flooded during Tropical Storm Irene. The Purchase and Sale Agreement was signed last week.

The plan calls for one two-story building to house municipal offices, Village Police, the Waterbury Public Library and the Waterbury Historical Society. Stanley Hall, at the corner of Park Row and Randall Street, would be torn down and a new building constructed in its place. According to the Waterbury municipal website, the State has also pledged $1 million in construction funds through the Community Development Block Grant program.

The planning process has been funded with $100,000 of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the State. This project has also been awarded $1 million of CDBG-DR funds to be used for the construction of this building.

A bond vote has been warned for June 27, and early voting starts this Friday at the temporary Waterbury Town Clerk's Office, on the second floor of the Main Street Fire Station. The first informational meeting will be held Thursday at the Thatcher Brook Primary School cafeteria. Below is a schedule of meeting and voting dates:

Important Dates for the Bond Vote on June 27th: June 6th: First public informational meeting at TBPS cafeteria from 7:00pm - 8:30pm June 7th: Early voting starts at the Town Clerk's office at 43 South Main Street June 13th: Second public informational meeting at TBPS cafeteria from 7:00pm - 8:30pm June 20th: Third public informational meeting at TBPS cafeteria from 7:00pm - 8:30pm June 27th: Voting at TBPS gym from 7:00am - 7:00

Amy is an award winning journalist who has worked in print and radio in Vermont since 1991. Her first job in professional radio was at WVMX in Stowe, where she worked as News Director and co-host of The Morning Show. She was a VPR contributor from 2006 to 2020.
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