- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) - The town of Waitsfield is making progress on its new town office, which is being built to replace the one flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.

The site is on Main Street, about 280 yards north of the existing location in historic Waitsfield Village. The location is above the 100- and 500-year floodplain and is across the street from the Mad River Valley Ambulance building, which is also a designated emergency operations center.

A Community Development Block Grant for disaster recovery from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development largely supported the project.

Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin visited the site Thursday.

The town’s offices are currently housed on the lower floor of the Joslin Memorial Library and have been repeatedly flooded.

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