March 15 2017

Informational Session on Senior Center Renovations

By: BNEWS

The Burlington Council on Aging is inviting members of the public to hear details about an upcoming project to renovate one town building and make changes to the Senior Center in the Human Services Building.

A notice from the CoA states that Town Administrator John Petrin will be at the Senior Center on Tuesday, March 28 at 10 a.m. to talk about the renovation project at 33 Center Street next to Town Hall and the Senior Center.

In May of 2015, Town Meeting appropriated $1,650,000 to renovate the town-owned building at 33 Center Street. At the time Petrin said that an evaluation of the building showed that many of its core systems, including the electrical system, needed to be replaced and that it would be more cost effective to strip the existing walls and rebuild rather than to try and modify what currently exists.

The plan presented to Town Meeting was to convert the bank into office space and move the Health Department and Burlington Youth & Family Services out of the Human Resources Building to the new location. Petrin said this will free up space for programs for the Recreation Department and the Council on Aging, which are both located in the Human Services Building.

 

The talk at the Senior Center on March 28 is open to all residents and admission is free.


“This will be your chance to let Mr. Petrin know what changes you would like to see at the center,” an invite for the event reads.

 

 
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