Ulster supervisors discuss building plans
Plans to build a new Ulster Township municipal building continue to be in the exploratory stages, supervisors said Monday.
Supervisors Dick Farr and Boyd Rowe recently met with members of the Mather Memorial Library board of directors, Farr said during Monday's supervisors' meeting. The library board has expressed interest in possibly sharing a new building with the township offices and a community meeting space.
"We threw all kinds of ideas on the table," Rowe said. "We're trying to get ideas and come up with a workable building."
Rowe said no decisions have been made regarding the building, but supervisors have said the township plans on building a new office to replace the current Route 220 municipal building, with or without the library's participation. Supervisors have also discussed building a standalone township office at the township-owned baseball field property on Cash Creek Road.
The library board presented a concept development to supervisors in the fall, a 6,480-square-foot building proposed to be constructed on the library-owned site of the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Totem Street. However, supervisors said they felt the concept, over half of which was designated as library space, needed to be scaled back for the partnership to move forward.
The library purchased the church property for $35,000 in 2011, but has yet to move from its Route 220 location because of financial constraints.
Supervisors also held a brief reorganization Monday in which the board voted to change its monthly meeting time to 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
Supervisors re-appointed Dick Farr as chairman, Jeff Lenox as first vice chair and Boyd Rowe as second vice chair. Farr was also re-appointed road superintendent and emergency management coordinator, and Carol Williams was appointed chair of the township's vacancy committee.
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