A new entrance at the facility will open to the public Monday.
FARMINGTON — March 1 was moving day for occupants of Town Hall, although the big shift in workspaces will continue until Monday.
As part of a Town Hall renovation project, town offices are moving into the west wing of the facility on County Road 8.
Driving the project is the need for more room for the building and assessor’s departments, said Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe.
“We’ll be cozy for a while,” Ingalsbe said.
That will mean other changes that affect the public.
On Monday, a new entrance will be in use for the Building, Planning and Zoning Office. Signs will be posted to alert members of the public.
All public transactions will be done in the west wing addition for the next four to six months.
Ground was broken on the under $1.5 million renovation, which increases the Town Hall space from 8,920 square feet to 13,340 square feet, last fall. In addition to increased space for town departments, $150,000 is devoted to technology upgrades and furniture.
Video lottery terminal reserve funds cover the costs.
According to Anthony Nicoletta, project manager with Clyde-based Nicoletta Building Contractors, the project has been going smoothly.
“We’re two weeks ahead of schedule,” he said.
The project will impact the public in other ways as well.
The Planning Board met Wednesday night in the current facility. Future meetings of the Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals will be at the Town Court building at 1023 Hook Road.
All other boards and committees will meet in the parks department building at 5630 Collett Road or in the lower level (rear entrance) to the Town Hall.
Farmington meeting dates, times and locations will be posted on the town clerk's official bulletin board window in the west wing entrance to Town Hall, 1000 County Road 8, and at www.townoffarmington.com. For more information, contact Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe at 315-986-8193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.