South Frontenac Township Unveils Expansion Plans for Town Hall and Municipal Offices

Published on: 2024/06/19 - in News

South Frontenac Township has announced its plans to expand its Town Hall and municipal offices, located at 4432 George Street in Sydenham. The expansion project, set to begin in August 2024 and be completed by fall 2025, will increase the office space from 8,761 square feet to 13,239 square feet.

According to Louise Fragnito, Chief Administrative Officer, the expansion is necessary to accommodate the growing demands for municipal services and the anticipated 25% population growth in the next twenty years. “This expansion will position us for growth in the future and help us better meet our residents’ needs,” Fragnito said.

The expanded facility will feature additional workstations, meeting rooms, separate reception areas for planning and building, and an accessible lift for the public. The Township also plans to include building retrofit upgrades as part of the project.

During the expansion, the Town Hall and Council Chambers will be inaccessible. Some staff will work remotely or from temporary office space. The main Reception and Treasury department will be relocated to the Sydenham Library Community Room, while the Building and Planning departments will move to the Storrington Centre administrative offices. Council and Committee meetings will also be held at the Storrington Centre starting in September.

Residents are advised to visit the Township’s website, southfrontenac.net, for information on how to reach departments and staff during the transition. The Public Services department, located at 2490 Keeley Road, will not be affected by the expansion.

According to Fragnito, “We aren’t anticipating any issues as we transition to temporary office space this summer. During COVID, we successfully continued to serve residents, so it should be business as usual, but we are very excited to see work begin on the expansion.”