Cohasset Town Meeting Dec. 4 sailed through its work, approving everything on the warrant, including $250,000 to restore the Sandy Beach bathhouse and $300,000 to continue work on designing an improved Town Hall.
The Town Hall Renovation Advisory Committee originally had asked Town Meeting to approve spending just over $1 million to produce final design documents for an expanded and renovated building.
But that proposal was scaled back after other local boards, especially the Capital Budget Committee, complained that there wasn’t enough information about the project and that less expensive alternatives hadn’t been fully analyzed.
Town Manager Christopher Senior said the $300,000 appropriation would cover work on the project through schematic design, “allow for continued discussion of alternatives, and should leave sufficient time to get a final design with cost estimate to the Annual Town Meeting on April 30.”
The town has been considering what to do about its Town Hall for about a decade, after studies showed the building was in serious disrepair, inefficient, and difficult to navigate.
Town Meeting also voted to allow utility poles to go up on town-owned land on Cedar Street, to connect a solar power project on the town’s closed landfill to the power grid.
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