Starting in October, Woodsboro residents looking for the town’s office will have to venture a little farther from Main Street.
The town office is being moved from its longtime site in the back of the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Co. The office will be temporarily housed in a trailer at the wastewater treatment plant on Council Drive.
The current office on Third Street will be vacated by the end of day Friday, according to Town Administrator Mary Rice.
The town office has been behind the fire hall for more than 20 years. The building was constructed in 1953. The town gives an annual donation to the volunteer fire company in exchange for using the space.
The fire company asked the town to move because it needs the space, company President Susan Mosholder said. The company recently sold its Coppermine Road activity hall and is consolidating into the Third Street fire hall.
The volunteer fire company’s membership could no longer manage the upkeep on the activity hall, according to Mosholder, which is why they recently sold it to Covenant Family Chapel.
The fire company needs the space occupied by the town office for storage or expansion of its kitchen, Mosholder said.
“I wish we could leave the town office there, but we don’t have the space,” Mosholder said. “We need storage space. To even increase our kitchen and get it to where it’s supposed to be, we need that area.”
The relocation to the wastewater treatment plant will actually be a homecoming of sorts for the town office. The office was there before moving to the fire hall in the 1990s, according to Rice.
Meetings of the town’s burgess and commissioners will take place at the fellowship hall at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Second Street. Meetings will still be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
The town’s PO Box 88 and phone number will remain the same, as will the office’s hours of operation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The town will have a dropbox on the gate of the wastewater treatment plant by the end of November, so residents can leave documents after hours, according to Rice.