Presentation made on Wilton Town Hall renovations
Wilton selectmen listen to proposal from Concord firm
WILTON – The Board of Selectmen met with representatives of Milestone Engineering and Construction of Concord on Monday, Nov. 7, to hear a proposal for the renovation of the northern end of Town Hall.
The selectmen are seeking a contractor to renovate the former police station into offices and storage spaces. The work will entail new heating and lighting, and the removal of the old jail cells.
General Superintendent David Baer and Project Manager Mark Goldstein described their firm as a "middle-sized company, small enough to oversee all work as a team." They specialize in historic preservation and restoration, and have worked with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance on several libraries and town halls.
They were introduced by architect Alison Meltzer, who has been working on the redesign of the space.
Baer said they like the hard, small jobs, "the ones other people don’t like to tackle," and that they prefer using local contractors.
Goldstein said the space to be renovated "will present some challenges."
The Main Street entrance to that section of Town Hall is to the left of the main entrance and includes the area under the stairs to the theater. It is currently used by the building inspector, town assessor and others and for storage of town documents. The heating is unreliable and needs to be totally rewired.
Milestone will present a proposal, which would have to be approved at Town Meeting.
Selectman Chairman Kermit Williams asked for references from other small towns.