GREENWOOD — The new Town Hall opened this week for business.

“We’ve moved,” said Town Manager Kimberly Sparks of the new building in the Locke Mills section of town.

The new Town Hall, which is a modular ranch-style building built by KBS Systems in Paris for about $142,000, is at 593 Gore Road just behind Jackson-Silver American Legion Post 68.

Selectmen approved a 99-year, $1 annual lease agreement with Jackson-Silver American Legion Post 68 for the land on which the new town office sits.

Voters approved the site at their annual town meeting last spring after they concluded it was too costly to try to renovate the Town Hall on Bird Hill Road off Route 26. The building was shut down because of mold and structural problems, Sparks said. Initial cost estimates indicated it would take about $200,000 to renovate.

Blaine Mills of the local Historical Society said the old Town Hall was built in 1890 with the first addition put on in 1913 and the second addition around 1932.

That building will be mothballed for the winter while officials determine what to do with it.

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