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Town hall looks to end flooding woes

WILLSBORO - The Willsboro town hall has an issue with water.

During the wet fall months, those using the building noticed that the cellar of the building was flooding, collecting water and leaving a residue on the floors.

"It's hard to use it the way it is," supervisor Ed Hatch said. "We want to get this all fixed up so we can use this for office space or records collection down the road."

Hatch said the problem stems from the location of the roads that surround the building.

"Thy way that the water wants to flow, it runs down towards Champlain National Bank and when it gets to the road, the water would rather come back then try to go through," Hatch said. "The roads create almost a dam situation, and the ground water can't get out."

Hatch said the situation is not only at the town hall.

"They are having the same issues at the fire department," Hatch said.

The supervisor added that the town has received help and recommendations from the department of soil and conservation.

"We are pretty much looking at the options now to see where we go," Hatch said.

The basement currently houses the Willsboro and Essex food pantry.

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