By: Melissa Jones—
Yorktown, IN — The Town of Yorktown announced late last week a public ribbon-cutting and grand opening event for the new Town Hall. The ribbon-cutting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 with an “open house” to follow.
“Though the Town Hall is already open and operating, we’re excited to invite the community to this open house to explore the entire building,” Pete Olson, town manager, said. “This Town Hall has been in the making for a while now, and it’s great to finally see it realized.”
Town offices and personnel moved into the new building Nov. 4. Located in downtown, the new Town Hall brings several town offices together into one unified building, improving operational efficiencies.
The president of Yorktown’s council, Dan Flanagan, will cut the ribbon on Thursday. The rest of the council will join him behind the ribbon.
Once the ribbon is cut, guests will be encouraged to tour both floors of the building, which houses the police department, utility offices, the town manager’s office and council meeting space.
“Yorktown was in need of a large space like this for town offices and public services,” Olson said. “Having everyone under one roof not only improves communications between offices, but the location also makes us more accessible to the community.”
The grand opening event will run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Town Hall. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Town Hall is located at 9312 W Smith St. in downtown Yorktown.