Minden hosts open house for public works complex
November 8, 2011
The Town of Minden is hosting an open house, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday at the new public works facility, 1330 Buckeye Road.
The facility is a complex of buildings to provide for public works administration, storage and maintenance, as well as vehicle maintenance, said Greg Hill, the town’s public works director.
“The construction of this facility marks a new beginning for the town, our residents, and all who work with us to make this such a uniquely wonderful community,” Hill said.
Tours of the facility will be at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Minden’s time capsule will be loaded and sealed at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.
The town broke ground for the complex in April.
The maintenance facility is four buildings, a 3,582-square-foot administration building, a 4,485-square-foot vehicle maintenance building, a 4,900-square-foot closed storage building, and a 5,000-square-foot three-sided storage building.
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The $2.9 million project was completed three months early, and came in $67,000 under budget.
“Q&D Construction saved a lot of money for the town by moving quickly and avoiding the winter weather,” said Bruce Scott, town engineer.
Hill said the complex would serve Minden for years to come.