Wesley Chapel shows off its new town hall

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Wesley Chapel residents and others got to see and tour the village's new town hall Monday.

The town hall sits at 6490 Weddington Road in Wesley Chapel and people were given the chance to stop by from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. to see it Monday and to enjoy some refreshments while they were there.

People were also welcome to stay for the Village Council meeting at 7 p.m., which was the very first council meeting ever held in the new town hall.

"I think it's wonderful, the town needed it for many years," Council Member Becky Plyler of Wesley Chapel's village council, said.

They were blessed to have been able to hold meetings at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church for so many years and are grateful for it but now are happy to have their own space, she said in reference to the new town hall.

Council members, members of the town hall building committee and others were all present during Monday's open house.

"It has finally arrived. It took us three years to do it and one year to design it," Butch Plyler, assistant chairman of the village's town hall building committee, said.

Though the town hall is finally a reality, the village has been working toward building one for many years. He wishes the town hall had actually been built five years ago but is still happy to see it finally built in the village. It cost around $1.4 million to build and they were happy to have been able to stay within budget during its construction, he said.

"I'm very excited to see it finally complete," Bill Meyer, chairman of the town hall building committee, said.

He became a member of the committee as a way to be a part of something long-lasting in the town. He is happy to have been part of the town hall building committee and to have helped make the new town hall a reality, he said.

Some features of the new town hall include a council chamber that can hold around 80 people, a screen and projector that can be used for meetings, offices for the mayor and village staff, a kitchen and a meeting room that can seat 14.

"It makes us officially a town and a town center," Shirley Wilson, a member of Wesley Chapel's very first planning and zoning board after it was incorporated and who stopped by Monday's open house, said.

Millie Mazzone, another member of the village's first planning and zoning board said she felt similarly.

"I'm just very excited about the new town hall. It's been a long time coming," Mazzone said.

For more information about Wesley Chapel and the new town hall visit the village's website at www.ci.wesley-chapel.nc.us or call 704-839-0182.