County com­plex rib­bon cut

Record Observer - - News - By MIKE DAVIS Mdavis@kibay­times.com

CENTREVILLE — Af­ter of­fi­cials broke ground for the new Cir­cuit Court­house in the works on Com­merce Street on Tues­day, Aug. 29, a sec­ond cer­e­mony in Centreville took place to com­mem­o­rate the com­ple­tion of the new Queen Anne’s County Of­fice Build­ing.

Past and present elected of­fi­cials from the county and the Town of Centreville stood on the steps of the county com­plex, lo­cated at 110 Vincit, St., with gold scis­sors, small and large, in hand to cut a rib­bon.

Todd Mohn, di­rec­tor of the Depart­ment of Public Works, thanked rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Wheeler Good­man Masek Ar­chi­tec­ture, Lane En­gi­neer­ing LLC, Mul­lan Con­tract­ing Com­pany and the Town of Centreville, as well as mem­bers of DPW, for their work in get­ting the project to com­ple­tion.

The sin­gle-story, 18,400square-foot build­ing now houses the Plan­ning and Zon­ing, Com­mu­nity Af­fairs, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy and QAC-TV as well as the Queen Anne’s County Board of Elec­tions of­fice.

Mohn said with fea­tures such as geo­ther­mal HVAC sys­tems, LED and CFL light­ing fix­tures, nat­u­ral light tubes and low-use wa­ter fix­tures, the build­ing was de­signed for sus­tain­abil­ity. The ex­te­rior of the build­ing was cre­ated with metal fram­ing with a brick over­lay and has an “En­ergy Star” asphalt shin­gle roof sys­tem.

The new county com­plex sits on a 37-acre site with 1,800 lin­eal feet of public roads that in­clude on-street park­ing to its ad­di­tional 88 avail­able on-site park­ing spa­ces. It was side­walks and is served by public wa­ter and sewer. A por­tion of the land on the site has been re­served for the town to cre­ate a wa­ter stor­age tower. The site is the fu­ture home of the Queen Anne’s YMCA and will even­tu­ally house com­mer­cial busi­nesses as well.

PHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS

Of­fi­cials cel­e­brate the new county of­fice build­ing com­ple­tion with a rib­bon cut­ting on Tues­day, Aug. 29. From left: Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sioner Jim Mo­ran, Del. Steve Arentz, Centreville Town Coun­cil­man Tim McCluskey, Sen. Steve Her­shey, Del. Jay Ja­cobs, Com­mis­sioner Jack Wil­son, for­mer Com­mis­sioner Phil Du­me­nil, Com­mis­sioner Steve Wil­son, for­mer Com­mis­sioner Eric War­gotz, Com­mis­sioner Mark An­der­son, Board of Elec­tions di­rec­tor Brit­tani Thomas, Sher­iff Gary Hof­mann and for­mer Com­mis­sioner Bob Sim­mons.

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