Lower Gwynedd Decides On Decor

Posted: February 07, 1988

The Lower Gwynedd Board of Supervisors has cast its die for the interior decor for the new $3.1 million municipal building on Bethlehem Pike.

At a special session Wednesday night, the board reviewed suggestions from Wischmann Design Associates, the Rittenhouse Square firm it's paying $14,000 to arrange the floor plan, help pick the color scheme, buy desks and chairs, and provide the carpeting.

The supervisors have budgeted $110,000 for the interior design.

Last month, the supervisors chose the brick-face and shingles that will adorn the building, which is expected to be completed in the fall.

By the time the 2 1/2-hour long session on aesthetics was finished, the supervisors made these choices, all without a vote:

* The dominant color scheme for wood trim, fabrics and walls will be colonial green, burgundy and beige.

* The cut-pile carpeting for a public meeting room, a caucus room, and corridors will be a diamond patterned style. (The color is undecided.)

* The kitchenette will be white.

* Police Chief Ed Hancock will sit behind a traditional-style, mahogany wood desk.

* The police detectives' offices will be enlarged 8 square feet.

* The public meeting room's chairs will be the type that can be moved and stacked to create open space in the area.

* The supervisors' padded chairs behind the ornate podium in the meeting room will be bigger and better than the chairs for the audience. "We all agree that it should be a better chair," said Board Chairman Ed Brandt.

* The conference table in an adjacent "caucus room" will be constructed of cherry oak, and its shape will be oval.

* Township Manager Paul Janssen's office will have chairs, not two love seats as he requested.

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