Shelby getting new parking lot at town hall

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 May 2023 at 6:44 am

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SHELBY – The parking lot around the Shelby Town Hall is getting revamped. Keeler Construction was out with a milling machine on Thursday and a paver.

Twon crews from Shelby, Barre and Clarendon hauled asphalt from keeler’s asphalt plant in Barre. Altogether about 500 tons of blacktop was put down on Thursday, said Dale Root, the Shelby highway superintendent.

He reached out to keeler to work on the Shelby project while the company was in town repaving streets in the village of Medina.

Keeler and the crews from the three towns worked in front of the Shelby Town Hall, behind the building and on the north side. Root said the paving work will be finished on Monday.

Shelby crews will also assist Barre and Clarendon with paving work this year. Root said it’s an example of shared services, of pooling resources among the towns when one has a bigger job needing more trucks and personnel than is available in the one municipality.

The Town Hall is open while the work is happening. People can park at the lot next to the left of the front of the building.

Town Supervisor Scott Wengewicz said the project is funded with a portion of Shelby’s share of the federal American Rescue Plan Act.