Little Compton Town Hall gets $907,000 makeover

Work expected to take wrap up in first few months of 2023

By Jen Campisi
Posted 9/29/22

Creaky stairs and chipping paint will soon be a thing of the past at Little Compton’s historic Town Hall, with renovations on the historic structure already underway.

The town received three …

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Little Compton Town Hall gets $907,000 makeover

Work expected to take wrap up in first few months of 2023

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Creaky stairs and chipping paint will soon be a thing of the past at Little Compton’s historic Town Hall, with renovations on the historic structure already underway.

The town received three bids for the project and after consideration by a review committee, the town council recently awarded the low bid to The Damon Company, at $907,817. The high bid, $1.08 million, had been submitted by Coletta Contracting.

The historic structure, which was built in 1880 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, needs extensive work. The first of it began the second week in September and is expected to take no longer than 160 days, Little Compton Town Administrator Tony Teixeira said.

Funds for the work will come from a bond and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the federal relief funds from the COVID-19 pandemic response. Some of the work covered in the bid includes:

• Replacing linoleum in the hallways

• Replacing all windows

• Upgrading the current alarm system by implementing wireless connection of the Town Hall alarms to the Public Safety Complex

• Repairing the Town Council chambers

• New paint, new carpeting, stairwells and ceiling

• The counter will be arranged in a semi-circle format to ensure better visibility.

• The finance office and tax assessor office will be merged so that the public will never have to worry about both offices being closed at the same time for lunch.

• Other exterior repairs, including roof and trim work, are also included.

• The current tax assessor’s office will be converted into a conference room and a kitchenette area.

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