Historic levels of repairs are needed for City Hall. A sewage problem is imminent, according to recent building assessments. With repairs, City Hall has long-term potential for the community.
Over 100 years old, the City Hall building requires urgent repairs to prevent a probable failure and leakage of sewage in the basement of the building. The likelihood of sewage failure is high and could happen at any time; while it could occur as a small and slow failure, it could also be sudden and catastrophic. While less time-sensitive, many other issues were identified, along with a hopeful outlook for the building as a whole.
The report focused on uncovered issues and had been previously presented to the City Hall Task Force led by Councilmen Caleb Stapp. One of the important takeaways from the report is that there is much life left in the building. The building could serve the city for another century with proper planning and maintenance.
Councilmen Stapp has outlined key questions that need to be answered as steps in the process to determine the city government’s future home, whether in the current building or someplace else. The City Hall Task Force is currently on step one of four.
City Hall Task Force Key Questions
- Where are we today?
- Where do we want to be?
- Can we get there? (Budget)
- How do we get there?
The entire report from Madsen Mitchell Evenson & Conrad (MMEC) Architecture & Interiors, who evaluated the city hall building, is available in the button below.