The town of Halifax appears to be split on the issue of building a new Senior Center, to replace the 18th century building that houses the town’s Council on Aging department on property across from Town Hall on Route 106.
Residents will have their chance to weigh in on the issue on Saturday at a town-sponsored educational forum, according to town Administrator Charlie Seelig.
Seelig says some residents are concerned whether the town can afford a new building, which would be in the ballpark of 6,600 square feet.
The forum comes days before selectmen decide whether to set a Special Town Meeting date, which could be in early December, to ask the town to fund the hiring of an architectural firm to begin developing plans for the new senior center.
The town in May voted to appropriate funds to hire Pomroy Associates as the owner project manager.
Seelig declined to speculate on a potential cost, but says if the proposals pass town meeting, groundbreaking wouldn’t come any earlier than the summer of 2012.
Seelig says this Saturday’s forum starts at 1pm, inside Town Hall.