Three months after deciding to build a new town hall, the Whitestown Town Council has decided to purchase the former Cornerstone Community Church as an interim town hall instead.
The council approved a purchase agreement Tuesday night, June 10, to buy the former church for $1.99 million to be an interim town hall. In the meantime, the council will create a five-year plan to build a town hall on seven, town-owned acres on Main Street near Walker Farms. The original estimate for constructing the town hall was around $2.9 million and would take 18 months to build.
During its March meeting, the council voted to end negotiations with the church and build the town hall, but Councilman Kevin Russell kept the negotiations alive.
"We need space now," Russell said. "This agreement gives us an opportunity for that and uses less money for this, and we'll be able to do a long-term plan to build a town hall at a future date."
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