January 16, 2012 – Jonathan Shaw, the SHC’s representative to the Sandwich Community Preservation Committee, spearheaded the effort to proceed with funding for Phase II of the Town Hall Restoration Project. Guided by his experienced hand, the Commission sent a formal request to the Community Preservation Committee to secure $350,000.00 from special local funding set aside for historic preservation. The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 to jointly request funding for the project. The issue will be on the May, 2012 Town Warrant for voter approval. Once approved, the project should go up for bid in August with construction beginning in the fall of 2012.