Lincoln looking for new town office

Posted Feb. 14, 2012, at 5:31 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 14, 2012, at 6:15 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — Town leaders have told a local civic group that they plan to move the town office from that group’s Main Street building in three years, officials said Tuesday.

The Town Council agreed Monday to give its three-year notice of intent to move the office to an undisclosed location. Council Chairman Steve Clay said negotiations are under way for the town to lease the new location but he declined to say where exactly that was.

“Hopefully, we will have something else lined up” if a move actually does occur, Clay said Tuesday.

Town officials have agreed for years that the offices at 263 Main St. were too small and lacked enough record and parking space. There is also a lack of public bathrooms, elevators, disabled-resident access and other amenities within the building.

The building’s owners, the local Masonic fraternity and lodge, had responded to the criticisms by saying the rent the town is charged is reasonable and that they have made improvements to the building when they could.

Town Councilor Marscella Ireland had said before November’s election that she would push for a new town office if re-elected.

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