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Open house set for new town hall in Ber­wick

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - BY ASH­LEY THOMP­SON KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA BER­WICK ath­omp­son@kingscountynews.ca

Mem­bers of the pub­lic wait­ing for their chance to tour the new town hall and li­brary com­plex are in luck.

The fi­nal touches are be­ing put on the new fa­cil­ity that is now home to the Town of Ber­wick of­fices, Ber­wick and District Li­brary and An­napo­lis Val­ley Re­gional Li­brary head­quar­ters.

An open house will be held to cel­e­brate the com­ple­tion of the build­ing at 236 Com­mer­cial St. in Ber­wick from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22.

There will be brief speeches, tours of the com­plex and light re­fresh­ments.

“We’ve started with some classes in the gym and I think peo­ple are en­joy­ing that. I think ev­ery­body is look­ing for­ward to mak­ing use of the build­ing,” said Ber­wick Mayor Don Clarke.

“For peo­ple who work there day in and day out it’s a real nice change.”

The open house will pro­vide mem­bers of the pub­lic with a rare op­por­tu­nity to see the en­tire build­ing, Clarke said.

“It’s built to be light and airy and very en­joy­able to be in,” he added.

“We re­ally ac­cen­tu­ated mak­ing it a healthy space, mak­ing sure that the ma­te­rial and so on that went in it is en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly. It’s a well-in­su­lated build­ing. We think that it’s go­ing to be as in­ex­pen­sive to run as pos­si­ble.”

The Town of Ber­wick hosted its first coun­cil ses­sion in the new cham­bers Feb. 14, with Clarke de­scrib­ing the meet­ing as a his­toric event.

“It’s good for the town,” he said, re­fer­ring to the com­ple­tion of the build­ing.

ASH­LEY THOMP­SON

Ber­wick Mayor Don Clarke, pic­tured dur­ing the town’s first meet­ing in the new coun­cil cham­bers Feb. 14, said the new town hall and li­brary com­plex is 99 per cent com­plete.

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