After nearly two years of effort of one kind or another, the North Hudson Village Hall has been expanded, renovated, remodeled and updated and is ready for an official presentation.
The public is invited to an open house at the newly completed structure from 3 to 8 p.m. next Thursday (April 24) at 400 Seventh St. N. Refreshments will be served.
Elliot Architects of Hudson designed the expansion and renovation, and Derrick Commercial Contracting LLC of New Richmond directed the construction.
Project historySummer 2006: At a Public Safety Committee meeting, Trustee Marc Zappa suggests that the PSC spearhead a Village Hall addition and renovation project. The committee begins brainstorming.Zappa elicits the aid of former Village Trustee Gene Shefland to design a floor plan. The objective: Get the police department out of the basement. May 18: The committee selects Elliot Architects, and the Board of Trustees approved the selection on June 6.Sept. 20: The board approves Resolution 2006-05 to put the question to the voters: Shall the village proceed with the project?Nov. 7: The village approves spending up to $760,000.Jan. 2, 2007: Zappa proposes creation of a Building Management Committee to the Board of Trustees.May 16: Plan Commission approves conditional use permit.March 27: Board of Trustees accepts proposed floor plan and building design.July 27: Wisconsin Department of Commerce approves plan.Aug. 7: Board of Trustees awards project to Derrick Commercial Contracting LLC.Aug. 15: GroundbreakingOct. 5: AirTech begins a three-phase process of asbestos abatement.Jan. 2, 2008: Staff moves into new offices.Feb. 5: First Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting in the partially renovated board room.
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