due to a
remodeling project, which will result in two additional offices and a new
roof. The idea for this project arose from a meeting between Mayoress
Elsa Paz, the San Pedro Town Councilors and Area Representative Manuel
Heredia Jr. It was agreed that the Town Hall offices were somewhat small
and only comfortably held five to six visitors at a time, unlike most
government offices that provide spacious accommodations for both
employees and the public. It was decided to commence renovations to the
office area in order to make the town hall environment more efficient and
According to Town Administrator Alberto Villanueva
Jr., the phases for this construction consist of: Phase I -
Addition of two offices. This will make it easy to transform the office
into a Command Center during natural disasters and provide room for
additional San Pedro Town Council staff, if necessary. After Phase I is
completed, the back half of the building will house offices for the
comptroller, the accountant, the Mayor and the Town Administrator's
office. The front of the town hall that faces Barrier Reef Drive will
serve as the receptionist's office and conference room. Phase II consists
of installing a new roof on the remainder of the building.
The total amount needed for this project is $150,000.
Estimates were forwarded to Minister of Finance Ralph Fonseca, who stated
that his ministry is willing to provide the Town Council with $25,000 if
they are able to match that amount. The Town Council not only matched the
Ministry of Finance monies, they were able to gather more than the said
amount. If the initial building renovations pass a Ministry of Works'
inspection, more funding from the government is possible.
The construction began on October