Vergennes manager offers city hall update

Editor’s note: The Vergennes Partnership posted the following message from City Manager Matt Chabot in its March 24 newsletter.
A couple of years ago while serving on the City Council, I promised Clerk Treasurer Joan Devine that we would refresh City Hall “before she retired.” I’m certain she thought the prospect of that happening was dubious at best!
After decades of love by our community and visitors, Vergennes City Hall was showing its age. Carpets were threadbare and torn and the interior wall finish was circa 1970s woodgrain paneling! At one point, someone painted my office a pale blue with burgundy trim… It was high time for an update!
With the support of the City Council, we began with the renovation of the former Police Department, which has become a conference room. With new carpet and fresh paint, the project is nearing completion with energy efficient LED lighting in the offices and new ceiling tiles in the works. New blinds and a tiled hallway and counter area in the City Clerk’s office will finish up the refresh for now. We’ll be seeking funds to replace the desks and countertop in the office later this summer.
If you’re in town and have not seen the “new and improved,” please stop in and say hello.

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