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The Vienna town government soon will replace Town Hall’s reception desk, kiosk and conference-room furniture under a $23,788 contract approved Oct. 15 by the Vienna Town Council.

The main reception desk at Vienna Town Hall is more than two decades old, lacks adequate work space and has non-working drawers. The new desk will be ergonomic and have a place where a computer keyboard can be raised and used from a standing position, said Finance Director Marion Serfass.

The front-lobby kiosk, where job applicants fill out their forms, is broken, and town officials hope to create a nearby workspace that also could be used by different departments to assist customers.

Existing conference-room furniture, used by the Human Resources Department, is clunky and does not allow for confidential conversations, Serfass said.

Bond funds issued by the Vienna government this year allotted $75,000 for the Town Hall furniture improvements. Town officials worked with Interiors by Guernsey under Fairfax County contracts to lower the cost by more than two-thirds.

The Council voted 6-1 in favor of the expenditure. Council member Pasha Majdi voted nay, but did not give a reason for his opposition.

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