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Greenfield Town Hall gets $44,000 face-lift

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The Greenfield Town Hall got a bit of a face lift with new vinyl, pvc and aluminum facing and new lettering, being cleaned by Marcio Tolomelli of Meadows Construction on Saturday.

Recorder/Paul Franz The Greenfield Town Hall got a bit of a face lift with new vinyl, pvc and aluminum facing and new lettering, being cleaned by Marcio Tolomelli of Meadows Construction on Saturday. Purchase photo reprints »

GREENFIELD — The Town Hall has gotten a face-lift to the tune of $44,000.

The town recently replaced all of the wood on the building with vinyl siding and also replaced the sign below the cupola.

The sign still reads, “Town of Greenfield.”

According to Sandra Shields, the town’s public works director, Greenfield — considered a city by the state and technically designated “the city known as the Town of Greenfield” — decided to stay with “town,” because that’s what most residents want and also for historical reasons.

“People like that small town feeling,” said Shields. “Lots of towns do the same thing we just did. We all know we area technically a city, but we still feel like a town.”

Shields said the $44,000 came out of the capital budget, which Town Council voted last spring.

She said the project was Phase II of about four phases.

The first phase happened last year when the town replaced all of the windows in Town Hall, she said.

The third phase, which Shields said will probably happen next year, will be to replace the building’s roof, and the fourth will be to repoint the brick part of the building.

“We decided to go with vinyl siding because it is more durable,” said Shields. “We went with new lettering for the sign because the other one was made of plywood and was getting old.”

Shields, who has announced she is retiring March 1, said she will put the cost of the next two projects into the town’s Fiscal 2014 and 2015 capital budgets before she leaves.

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