Gov't. business done in a converted chicken coop

July 9, 2008 4:26:50 AM PDT
For more than 50 years, government business in Pike County's Lackawaxen Township has been done in a converted chicken coop.

Some are crying foul over the $1.6 million cost of a proposed new building, though township supervisors say it's desperately needed. Township Administrator Shawn Roe says files are stored in boxes on a dirt floor.

The proposed complex would also include a new garage, allowing all of the township's vehicles to be stored inside year-round. Township officials say with some stored outside now, equipment is deteriorating from exposure to the elements.