The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 14, 2007


Historical Commission approves Town Hall balustrade repair

On July 31, Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie, attended the Historical Commission meeting to discuss a future application concerning the roof balustrade atop Town Hall. After a railing fell off the building (no one was hurt), it was discovered that some of the wooden structure was rotting which caused leaks in the hallway below. McKenzie brought in a sample section of end posts and railings made of plastic, which the commissioners inspected but they were dissatisfied with the design.

On August 28, McKenzie returned to the commission having filed the application and proposed using a composite material from a different manufacturer, CertainTeed, a leading manufacturer of roofing products.

Commission member Larry Sorli proposed adding posts to make the balustrade look more substantial and offered to provide a sketch of the design. The commission approved the CertainTeed Panorama Composite Railing System, and McKenzie anticipates that the work will be completed this fall.

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