Two More Options Added To Town Hall Consideration

Two more options have been brought to light for potential new town halls during last Tuesday’s regular September town council meeting.
The Crothersville United Methodist Church, represented by Gordon Butler and Dr. Joe Butler have asked the council to consider their church’s former annex across the alley from the existing town hall.
The Butlers told the council that the masonry structure has 1,380 square feet, slightly smaller that the current leased town hall and has a “lifetime roof”, according to Gordon Butler.
“We are asking $55,000. It is a good, substantial building with expansion opportunity,” said Gordon Butler.
“It is something that merits consideration,” said council president Ardell Mitchell.
The second town hall option of the night came from Chris Beverly of Baird Homes.
He proposed a 2,280 square foot modular structure to be constructed on the former town hall property at an all inclusive cost of $158,997.
The town now has four town hall options. In addition to the two newest proposals, the town is considering a stick built town hall at the former town hall property on West Howard Street, estimated at $250,000 and purchasing the current leased town hall building from Mark Adams for $130,000.
In other business-
At the request of Chief of Police Vurlin McIntosh, police vehicles will be the only one able to park at the Crothersville Police Department at the intersection of Moore and Preston Streets.
“There have been people who have considered that police parking lot as public parking which it is not,” said McIntosh.
At their regular September meeting the council directed town attorney Travis Thompson to draw up an ordinance reflecting emergency vehicle only parking at the police station.
In other business at the town council designated Saturday, Oct. 30 at the official trick or treat night. Trick or Treaters can call on local resident who have their front porch light illuminated from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 30.