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Board requests quotes for work on town hallSubmitted: 10/17/2013
NEWBOLD - Newbold's town board wants to upgrade the town hall building. The board is asking for quotes to find out how much some changes inside the building would cost.

The board wants to replace the ceiling in the meeting room, and add some insulation in the ceiling to make the building more energy-efficient.

The board would also like better lighting to make the room more usable for things like voting.

The board would have to look at quotes and vote before finalizing any changes to the building.



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