Photo/Video: Marisa Murphy
The Township of Chesterfield ceremoniously unveiled a brand new municipal building on Wednesday.
Before the official ribbon cutting, which was done by Township Clerk Caryn Hoyer, Chief of Police Kyle Wilson, and former Mayor Michael Hlubik, current Mayor Jeremy Liedkta accepted on behalf of the town several historic artifacts from the Chesterfield Township Historical Society.
Nancy Mrzljak, President of the Historical Society, presented a document from 1690 which was an historic will which described a deed to a piece of land in the township. The second document, even older than the first, was from 1677, and was a land grant from the King of England to Francis Davenport, an original settler of Chesterfield Township. These documents will hang in the new building.
Mayor Jeremy Liedtka then recognized former Mayor Michael Hlubik, who Liedtka says was an integral part in the planning, and "Mike definitely deserves to be here to finish it with us."
In 1966, the school board sold the land of the previous municipal building for a dollar. This was the first and only municipal building for the township. Liedtka says before that building, town business was done in private residences.
WBNC News was at the ground breaking ceremony last year, when construction began on the municipal complex. (video below)