Public works manager working out of his car
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Cornwall Town Hall
CORNWALL — Cornwall town councillors are getting ready to share as the town looks to expand office space into the formerly exclusive council chamber.
The town needs to find new or expanded office space for 14 staff.
Kevin McCarville, Cornwall’s chief administrative officer, cited one example after the last council meeting.
He said they would like to bring the utility and public works manager into Cornwall Town Hall.
“He is currently operating out of his car and a maintenance building,” said McCarville. “We would like to have him in here with some of his staff and all the maps and drawings all located in one place.”
There is a small boardroom in the town hall that may get converted to office space, and boardroom-style meetings could be held in a re-worked council chamber.
“We are thinking about re-configuring the (council chamber) so it becomes multi-functional, maybe double or triple the uses,” said McCarville.
“Currently it’s the least used room in the building, in terms of time so we want to make more use of this council room. It’s a good set up for council meetings but it’s not a good set up for a boardroom.”
“Different options are being considered, including changing the location of some of the present stations within this building (Town Hall),” said Coun. Irene Dawson in giving the public works report during the recent council meeting.
“(McCarville) is going to do an assessment of the needs and bring different options back to the committee for our discussion,” said Dawson.