MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – The old Monson Town Hall and Police Station were in the path of the tornado of June 1st three years ago. Fast forward to today and a new state of the art building is nearing its final stages.
It’s a $10.3 million project, paid for with both insurance money and taxpayer dollars. It’s expected to be completed in November of this year and when it’s done, it’ll provide the town with more than 20,000 square feet of actual office space.
Town officials and residents are excited, but also the police department. For the past three year’s they’ve been operating out of cramped portable buildings.
According to Monson Town Administrator Evan Brassard, “There’s still a lot of work that meets to be done. We still have fewer trees. There’s buildings that a not going to be the way they ever were, but having this done should bring at least some closer to what Main Street looks like, and we can continue to move forward.”
Brassard told 22News the previous town hall was an old school. He’s looking forward to a building designed and built specifically for offices.