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Lombard front counter, painting now complete

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  • A lower counter in a cherry wood finish, two new work stations and a LED screen displaying village events were added to the front desk at Lombard village hall during a recently completed $65,000 renovation. The painting above the desk also received a facelift.

       A lower counter in a cherry wood finish, two new work stations and a LED screen displaying village events were added to the front desk at Lombard village hall during a recently completed $65,000 renovation. The painting above the desk also received a facelift.
    Marie Wilson | Staff Photographer

  • This painting depicting historic buildings in Lombard is hanging above the front counter at village hall once again, after Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick worked to finish it while the counter was undergoing renovations.

       This painting depicting historic buildings in Lombard is hanging above the front counter at village hall once again, after Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick worked to finish it while the counter was undergoing renovations.
    Marie Wilson | Staff Photographer

 
 

Visitors to Lombard village hall will notice renovations to the front counter customer service area are complete and a painting of historic sites in town is back above the desk.

The $65,000 renovation included a lower counter for easier resident access, more ergonomic work stations for village employees, better security for money stored behind the counter and a cherry wood finish to match village hall renovations completed last year. A large LED screen displaying village information also was added.

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The work has been getting good early reviews from residents, said Carl Goldsmith, public works director.

"I've heard nothing but positive comments," Goldsmith said.

J-MAC Associates of Carol Stream completed the work in about six weeks beginning in late January under a $65,000 contract that was $35,000 more than originally budgeted.

Using cherry wood to match the board room, completing the work after hours and building two new work stations increased the cost, which trustees approved in November.

"It was worth the effort," Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick said about the front counter renovations.

With the completion of the counter renovation, a large painting that previously hung above the desk has been reinstalled.

Fitzpatrick began working to finish the painting by late muralist Vern Milem in January. She said the painting was incomplete, although it had been displayed at village hall for several years.

Trustee Peter Breen thanked Fitzpatrick for the hours she put into completing the piece, saying she did a wonderful job.

"It's now a showpiece for our community," Breen said about the painting.

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