Annual Report of the Town of Alexandria for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1982 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Town of Alexandria for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1982 Last year on August 7 we had a Bicentennial Celebration which was a gala occasion. Nearly everyone in town contributed in some way. A few worked hard for it and their work really paid off. We, the Board of Selectmen, think we speak for the whole town when we say, Thank you for your effort on a job superbly done. On a note of farewell to 1982, the Commemorative coin, a beautiful design by Paul Carlson, has been incorporated into the cover of this town report which was photographed and arranged by Sherman Wadhams. This year we have another anniversary, but it is not a happy one. There will be no celebration. Seventy years ago, on July 10, the Town Hall, located where the present one is, was struck by lightning and was lost by fire with everything that was in it. The Budget Committee, which met with the Board of Selectmen on January 23, agreed that we should take steps to preserve the present Town Hall and especially the Town Records which are kept there. Therefore, the budget and warrant include funds for tightening up the hall externally, painting it, and upgrading the electrical wiring. The money to do this work is being donated by the Bicentennial Committee which wanted the money which was earned from the Celebration to be used for the benefit of the town. There was strong sentiment to use it for improvements to the Town Hall. In addition to the work on the building itself, the Town Hall needs to have the furnaces replaced. One of them has been condemned because of breaks in its heat exchanger which allows exhaust gases to get into the building. Most of us have noticed the smell. Since the required new parts are not available, the furnace cannot be repaired safely. The Budget Committee agreed that, for the safety of the building and the people in it, the furnaces should be replaced. The cost, estimated at would come from federal revenue sharing funds. Finally, there was complete agreement at the budget meeting that the town should have a fireproof vault in the Town Hall to prevent a disaster, like the one which occurred on July 10, 1913, from destroying the town's reco'rds again. At the time of writing this foreword, it appears that the cost of a vault is in the neighborhood of which would come from federal revenue sharing funds. It is an investment in the town which we should make. Our hope is that it will never be needed, but if it is, our foresight will ensure the protection of our valuable documents. We need to protect for future genera tions what has been handed down to us by past generations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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