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KERSHAW – After months of planning, construction of the new Kershaw town hall is about to begin.
Mayor Tommy Baker said work on the 6,000-square-foot building should begin next week.
Baker and the construction company, P.F. & Perry L. Mungo Inc. of Pageland signed off on the project contract. Kershaw Town Council unanimously approved the contract at its meeting Monday.
“We’re very excited that we’re actually going to see ground being broken soon,” Baker said. “We have residents anxious to get started with the project. People like to see progress.”
Baker said work should last about nine months.
The town hall will cost $840,000 and house the town’s courtroom/council chambers, as well as the police department, offices for the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, several business and administration offices and a conference room.
Kershaw resident Robert Peach will oversee the project. He has overseen other projects in Kershaw, including the extension built on Mount Pisgah Baptist Church last year.
The town has temporarily relocated several offices to a building at 212 Marion St. until the new town hall is complete. Council is meeting at the recreation center on Close Street until the new building is complete.
The old town hall building was originally built in the 1930s and had been deteriorating. The new town hall is being built on the old town hall site.
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