The Town of Batesburg-Leesville has official moved to their new Town Hall facility, located at 120 West Church Street in Batesburg-Leesville.
The Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall was previously located in an old bank facility that was purchased in 1991 and had occupied that space for the past 24 years. The older 2,000 square foot facility was lacking office space and was beginning to see significant increases in cost of maintenance.
Town officials decided in the spring of 2015 to purchase the new facility at a cost of $600,000 and to make $115k in upgrades. Upgrades to the new facility include LED lighting, tankless water systems, new HVAC, and upgraded technology that will save the Town over 65% a month in energy costs. Additionally, the purchase included two separate buildings so that monthly Town Council Meetings can be held at the Town Hall, rather than the Police Department Courtroom, where meetings have been held for years.
The Town sold the old previous Town Hall facility to Allsouth Federal Credit Union at a cost of $250,000, which was used towards the purchase and has utilized a 10 year General Obligation Bond for the remaining $350,000.
The Town will hold a Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00 PM at the new facility. The community is invited to come and take part in this event. The Ribbon Cutting will be immediately followed by an Open House for the guest to view the new and improved look.
Town Manager Ted Luckadoo stated. “We are all very excited about the new Town Hall facility. Now that we are operating in the new facility, it has become even more apparent how badly we needed the additional space. We have filled the space and have room for additional growth in the future.”