in December 2009, the Town of Ashland’s municipal building was destroyed by fire. Delaware Engineering assisted the Town in the planning, permitting, funding, design and construction supervision of a new Municipal Building to replace the old structure. The 12,100 sq. ft. first floor houses the Town Municipal Offices, including a community room/court room, emergency services, and the Ashland Fire Department and fire equipment. The building also includes a 5,400 sq. ft. heated basement under the municipal portion, and a second floor storage/flex space for future expansion.
The new structure is a pre-engineered, steel rigid frame metal building, categorized as Type IV Construction, Essential Structure for Emergency Operations. Under a Temporary Occupancy Certification, the building served as an emergency shelter for local residents affected by Hurricane Irene In August 2011. Construction was substantially complete in 2013; the Town installed interior finishes prior to final completion in 2015.