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November 27, 2017

Remington Town Hall ribbon-cutting Dec. 8

File Photo/Lawrence Emerson
Remington spent $420,000 on its new town hall.
It’s winding down. Everything is coming along pretty good.
— Councilman Van Loving
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Staff Journalist
Remington officials next week will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the town’s new municipal building.

The event will take place at noon Friday, Dec. 8.

The new town hall at 105 E. Main St. will open the following Tuesday, after workers and Remington staffers put the finishing touches on the $420,000 project, Councilman Van Loving said.

“We just thought it would be easier to do the ribbon cutting and bring people through before doing that,” Mr. Loving said.

Mayor Gerald Billingsley, town council members, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ representatives and Fauquier Supervisor Chris Butler (Lee District) will attend the ceremony.

Three town employees operate a DMV office at Town Hall. The state pays Remington to provide that service.

The council recently approved spending up to $5,000 for furniture, shelving, a fire-proof safe and window blinds for the new town hall.

The town also will use that money to rent a truck to pick up a variety of free items — a large conference table, desks and filing cabinets — abandoned by a Manassas company that recently closed, Mr. Loving said.

“It’s winding down,” Mr. Loving said of the town hall project. “Everything is coming along pretty good.”

Remington will cash-fund the project, using proceeds from the sale of the current Town Hall to help pay for it. For tax purposes, the county values the property at $58,800. 

Before listing the property for sale, the council will have the lot surveyed to determine ownership of an alley between the existing municipal building and the Remington Drug Co. pharmacy building.

The existing municipal building also straddles two town-owned parcels, which the council wants consolidated before selling the property.

About twice the size of the existing Town Hall, the new one-story structure includes:

• A council chamber, which can accommodate up to 36 people, including citizens, the mayor, council and staff.

• A waiting area.

• Town and DMV office space.

• An employee break room.

• Three restrooms and storage.

Bealeton-based builder Frank C. Poland broke ground on the project in August.
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graybeard · November 27, 2017 at 11:47 pm
What it doesn't have from the photo is a handicap button to auto - open the door for those of us in wheelchairs. Flat entrance way and wide entry door are nice ADA touches for wheelers, just hope the door isn't too heavy to open.
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