Niles, Mich. A ground breaking ceremony took place Monday morning for the new Milton Township Hall scheduled to be completed by August of 2014.
The new facility will be built adjacent to the current building and will allow for more offices, conference rooms and a community hall that will be available to rent for gatherings and receptions. It will seat about 200 people.
There are also plans for a new playground on the property.
“That is probably the thing that I am most proud of because this township park hasn't had facilities for the younger kids and that is attached to the side of our building,” said Robert Benjamin, Milton Township Supervisor. “It will have wifi for the parents and a lot of different structures for the kids to play with.”
The new hall will also serve as a disaster site for Milton Township and surrounding communities.
The total cost is said to be $1.7 million and will be paid for without additional taxes. The township is using reserve finances, corporate grants an d bank financing to fund the project.
Benjamin said the new center will be much better able to accommodate voters in upcoming local and national elections.