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Town of Wrentham Reports Significant Damage to Town Hall Resulting From Burst HVAC System Coil

Portions of Building To Be Closed For Repairs For Several Months

WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet reports that Wrentham Town Hall sustained significant damage this past weekend due to an HVAC ceiling unit coil that burst.

The damage was discovered Saturday morning by Town staff. Since then, multiple Town officials as well as emergency clean-up crews have been on site addressing the extent of the damage.

Excessive water damage was sustained across several offices throughout the building, including Town Administrator, Assessor, Accounting, Nurse and portions of the hallway on both floors.

The Town will be closing portions of the building to staff until repairs can be made. Conference spaces and the Assessor’s office have been relocated to the Library for temporary space. While no exact timeline has been established, it is expected it will be several months before the building is fully repaired and reopened.

The entire building remains closed to the public until further notice.

A forensics review of the control system throughout the building has already begun to determine the exact cause of the incident.

Despite the closure of several offices, the Town will continue to provide a continuity of operations to serve members of the community. Anyone wishing to reach a member of the Town can do so by calling one of the following numbers:

  • Board of Assessors: 508-384-5408
  • Board of Health: 508-384-5480
  • Public Health Nurses: 508-384-5485
  • Board of Selectmen/Administration: 508-384-5400
  • Treasurer/Collector: 508-384-5413
  • Town Clerk: 508-384-5415

The Town’s insurance provider is working on procuring office trailers to accommodate staff on-site, and trailers are anticipated to be in place by the end of next week.

“Having closed Town Hall for the better part of the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Town officials are already familiar with working remotely and serving residents in this manner,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “We are confident that we will continue to be able to provide a high level of service to all Wrentham residents despite the disruption this damage will cause.”

The Town will keep the public informed on the restoration of the building as well as when it will be reopened to staff and the public.