Pearl River Mayor James Lavigne, who has been screaming broke for the last year, said the addition is necessary to correct some "maintenance problems."
"It's purely maintenance," he
claims town crews are doing all the labor, and the supplies are only expected to cost the town $4,000-5,000.
has battled a leaky roof for years, and hopes the addition and new roof will correct the problem and ultimately save the town money in the long run.
"We keep having to spend money on it," he
said the 37 foot by 14 foot addition will include conference room and a storage room, which will enable crews to change the roof line on the building to help rain runoff quicker.
said, will keep water from sitting on the roof and leaking through the ceiling in the courtroom.
"This will give us a better roof line," he
"There is a bad pitch on the roof and this will straighten it out."
said the town has also been in need of a storage room and a conference room for some time.
Currently the Board of Aldermen
has to use a table in the mayor's office when wanting to have work sessions.
The town has also replaced the commercial tile in Town Hall with a higher-grade tile.
said this too is a maintenance issue aimed at saving the town money in the long run.
said the old tile was costing the town approximately $3,500 to strip and wax every year and it still looked bad because it should have been stripped and waxed two or three times a year.