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New steps are replacing the old at the original Somerset Town Hall on Main Street. The previous steps were approximately 20 years old. Gaylen Schilling, local contractor, won the bid to redo the staircase.

Old Somerset Town Hall replaces steps with new staircase

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The former steps were, according to Melissa Tuura-Johnson, "scary."

She would know. For the last several years Tuura-Johnson has been actively restoring the original Town Hall, along with fellow Somerset resident Rita Lawson.

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"The steps were so irregular in terms of height," said Lawson. "It was dangerous to come down them, especially with a big step from the building to the platform."

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