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Green Mountain Falls Town Hall Update

By Joe Dominguez
Published On: Feb 26 2012 11:58:04 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 10 2012 12:18:46 PM CST
GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS, Colo. -

Green Mountain Falls Mayor Tyler Stevens expects the new interim town hall to be ready Monday.

Their historic Town Hall building was destroyed by a massive fire in late February.

The new home will be at Joyland Falls at Rocky Mountain Christian Center. Mayor Stevens said is was picked because it met many of the city's needs including communications infrastructure and ample parking. The phone number for town hall will remain the same (719) 684-9414.

The new location will have to be pretty versatile with an election coming up April 5, 2012. Town Hall is home to the clerk, treasurer, board meetings, municipal court and elections. Stevens said the election will be held as scheduled.

The fire also destroyed decades of records but the mayor said it also brought the community together.

"The town government is beyond that," said Mayor Tyler Stevens. "It's not just paper in a building, it's people and the people have really come together, pulled together and are rising above that so we can rebuild very quickly, and even better than before is my suspicion."

A fund has been established by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to help with the recovery effort.

Meanwhile, two men have been named as suspects in the arson. Kyle Larson, 22, was seriously hurt in the fire and is recovering at a burn unit in Denver. He is expected to be taken into custody upon his release from the hospital. Zach Shaffer, 21, is out on bond.

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