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Sharpsburg creating office for mayor

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SHARPSBURG — The town council has approved dividing the town administrator’s office in Sharpsburg Town Hall so the mayor will have an office in the building.

Town Manager Stevie Cox said Mayor Robert Williams and the town council need an office with some privacy. Right now, Town Hall doesn’t have such an accommodation.

Town staff determined it would be cheaper to contract out the work than have town employees tackle the job.

It’s estimated the town would shell out $3,705 for staff to do the work and only $2,600 for a contractor to construct the wall, according to information provided by Town Administrator Stevie Cox.

“The price quotes provided are for the installation of new Sheetrock, creating two offices, painting and the installation of new windows,” Cox said.

The town council approved the capital improvement project and selected Small Town Handyman to perform the work. The $26,000 contract includes demolition and disposal of existing walls; installation of new drywall, mud and finish; and installation of a door and windows.