Maiden council debates town hall

Maiden’s plans for a new town hall may be crumbling after several council members voiced concerns over the new building Monday night.

After originally setting out to construct a roomier headquarters for about $1 million, plans escalated to a 14,000-square-foot building that includes a council chambers, two conference rooms and a food preparation and kitchen area. The planned two-story building would be more than four times larger than Maiden’s current town headquarters.

Last week, the town received bids from construction companies at more than $2 million — more than double what the council originally wanted to budget for the project.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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