“The staff will be inundated with the move and rather than the added pressure of getting an agenda ready, I think we should just have the May 19 meeting in the new building,” Township Manager Scott Carew said during Monday night’s meeting at the high school.
After making sure there was no pending items that were time sensitive, such as contract negotiations, council voted unanimously to cancel the meeting, and the township officially announced the cancellation on Tuesday. The meeting will not be made up.
The township will move into the new town hall May 19, and it will be operational for several weeks before the library opens. Carew said the library move is more intense because every book needs to be transported and placed back in order on the shelves.
The new municipal complex will be located at 111 West Second Street. Furniture delivery begins next week, and about 93 percent of the work is complete, Carew said.
The library is set to open June 2, with a grand opening for the complex tentatively set for June 9.
Town hall suffered smoke and water damage as the result of an electrical fire in 2007. Since then, the municipal offices have been located at 2 Executive Drive, and council met first at William Allen Middle School and now in the IT room at the high school.
Monday’s meeting became the last in the high school following the cancellation of the May 12 meeting. May 19 will also be the first council meeting videotaped by the township to be placed online, according to Carew.