DOBSON — The town hall in Dobson got a face-lift earlier this year, and now Town Manager Josh Smith and Assistant Manager Tom Hart are just putting in the finishing touches.
Smith said the last time town hall was painted was when it was built 12 years ago. He said the carpet had worn through to the concrete underneath in places.
In the lobby, the carpet was replaced with tile rated to last 25 years and a 30-year commercial grade carpet was used throughout the rest of the building, with the exception of the bathrooms.
He said the building was painted a bluish-gray when it was completed in 2001. Now, the building is a bright tan with tan and green carpet.
He said the old plastic baseboard had to be taken off when the floors were redone, so they decided to use wood trim instead.
“This is the first impression of the town by our residents and visitors. We wanted it to look professional and inviting,” said Smith.
The renovations cost $13,000 for materials and labor.
Other improvements include automatic lights, soap and paper towel dispensers in the restrooms.
Smith said the town prides itself on being “green” and even the paper towels are made out of recycled paper. New recycling bins also have been added at town hall.
“There’s no sense in having a building without maintaining it,” said Smith.
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