“We’re going to be moving some of the people from across the
street at 308 Putnam. The auditor and the treasurer will be coming over, some
on the second and some on the first floor,” the mayor says. “Also we’re hoping
to get the police department completely out of the basement, where they’re subject
to flooding. And we’ll be installing an elevator on the Third Street side for
Matthews says looks can be deceiving as one drives by the
stately brick building at Third and Putnam, and the renovation project is all
about the inside.
“City Hall is nice from outward appearances, so
historical in appearance and everything, but it really needs some modernization
inside, most especially better restrooms.”
City Engineer Joe Tucker has estimated the total cost of the
entire project at about $1.8 million, to be financed through bonds. A construction
timeline has not yet been set.