The Sandwich Board of Selectmen, on January 19, 2012, voted 4-0, with one abstention, to leave the Clark-Haddad building in place. A proposal by the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce to move the Clark-Haddad building and turn it into a visitors center was turned down.
Before the vote, Ellen Carlson, a member of the Sandwich Historical Commission said her board would seek public input at a yet-to-be scheduled meeting in March or April. The forum would include a building tour and would solicit ideas for possible uses. “It’s not in terrible shape. It’s not falling over,” Carlson said. “We have some time to think about this.”