Roanoke council to refurbish town hall

The Roanoke Town Council will refurbish the old town hall, located at 126 N. Main St. No. 3.

The decision was made during the council's meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

President Dave Tucker stated that he had received four quotes for the project, with the lowest coming in at $2,350. Tucker estimated that by the time the project was complete, the total cost would be between $3,000 and $3,200. A motion to take up to $3,500 from the town's capital improvement fund for the project passed unanimously.

Phil Hibbert of structural engineering firm DLZ updated council on the status of several projects in town before turning the floor over to colleague John Nelson, who presented council with a sheet outlining options for work on Seminary Street. Council will review the options, which included a complete tear-off versus milling and resurfacing, for its next meeting.

In other business:

Council addressed employee reviews for the police department and voted unanimously to give Town Marshal Jim Woods and Deputy Marshal Larry White three percent raises, consistent with what other town employees have received.

Woods informed council that the Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association had donated $1,000 to the police department.