The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) building is going through major renovations, most noticeably the front part of the building. The entire front side, which had a picturesque underwater mural, has been re-surfaced with smooth tiles resembling marble, and Grecian style columns now cap the front corners of the building. After weeks of observing workers at the building, and with many questions and concerns about the structure, The San Pedro Sun went in search of answers.
Initial reports are that the renovations of the SPTC building are in connection with Township Day, scheduled for later this year. According to Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the resources being used on the renovations does not affect in any way, the funding of other projects on the island, and there is a key reason for the changes to the building. “If you come to this island and you want to invest, and you see a deteriorated Town Council building and office, automatically you will get discouraged. We need to remember that is the first impression and perception of the building inside and outside is what we want out there. Yes, there are other priorities and we are putting light in San Mateo, in the subdivision areas. The works on our building and offices does not stop us from getting the job done and looking after the island. There have been allegations and negative comments about the renovations; those individuals who have such thoughts, I would like them to be positive and see the benefit of it, that when Township Day comes it will make us the only municipality with a beautiful building and offices to serve the people,” said Guerrero.
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