As the Town of St. Albans has grown its needs have surpassed the capacity of Town Hall and the Town Garage. The Town Selectboard has set as priority improvements–either renovation or relocation–of these municipal facilities. In 2013 the Town commissioned a Municipal Facility Needs Assessment to review the existing conditions of the buildings and make recommendations.
Read the full report here: 2013 Municipal Facilities Assessment.
From the report:
Town Hall has only limited first floor access and no second floor access for people with disabilities. Although the Town strives to be accessible for all residents, the Town Hall does not comply with the requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additionally, the Town vaults are at capacity and the building site does not allow for expansion, should the Town need more space.
Situated on the banks of Lake Champlain, there exist major concerns about the location and environmental controls of the Town Garage. Lack of storage space, covered parking, and floor drains–among other issues–contribute to these concerns.
Come August, Selectboard will be soliciting feedback from residents through a survey and public meetings about how the Town should proceed.