Proposed New Town Hall

Dear Neighbor:

As a resident of the Town of Marcellus, you deserve a town hall that is safe, efficient, accessible, and affordable. We are excited to share with you our plan to build a new town hall. Your input and support is valued as this process continues. The First National Bank building opened in 1914 and has been in use as the Marcellus Town Hall for nearly four decades. As a public building, it is inefficient, inaccessible, unsafe, and increasingly costly. It no longer meets the needs of the Marcellus community.

The Marcellus Town Board has been seeking a solution for over a decade. We have explored many options including: renovating the old town hall; adding an addition; utilizing other town properties; and building outside the village.

We believe the best long-term solution is constructing a new town hall on Main Street, right next door. We have collaborated with town officials and employees, community members, and QPK Design. We envision a dignified but modest building that will meet the needs of the people of Marcellus for generations.

As your elected representatives and fellow Marcellians, we take fiscal responsibility seriously. We have carefully planned for this opportunity for the past decade. We believe the maximum possible tax increase is $7.26 per $100,000 assessed property value. We expect it to be less. Our goal is zero.

Please see the town website for additional information (marcellusny.com) and send us your thoughts by email (newtownhall@marcellusny.com) or phone (315-6733269). There will be a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at the fire department. We respectfully request your input and support as we seek to build a new, safe, efficient, accessible town hall.

The Marcellus Town Board

2020 Marcellus Town Hall Flyer

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