The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


October 3, 2013

City to negotiate new city hall

CAMANCHE — After months of consideration the Camanche City Council will begin negotiations with Bob Richeson to purchase a building that will serve as the new City Hall.

At a meeting on Tuesday, council members deliberated back and forth the pros and cons of making an offer on the former Camanche pharmacy, located on Seventh Avenue, owned by Richeson.

Although the vote wasn’t unanimous, the council eventually came to a consensus, voting 4 to 1, to allow city administrator Tom Roth to go ahead with the offer and ensuing negotiations.

City Attorney Thomas Lonergan acted as a driving force in favor of making the offer, saying that the opportunity will not stay alive forever and if the city wants to make a move on the building, now is the time.

“If you’re seriously considering that building, at some point an offer has to be made,” Lonergan said. “Do you want to start spending money on engineering costs, to find out what it’s going to cost to remodel before you even know if you’re going to get the building? I think that’s backwards.”

The biggest issue the council now faces is how the city will pay for the new building, and the future renovations that are necessary to make it a suitable city hall.

Councilwoman Linda Kramer continually asked the question of how the city will pay for it, noting that they have spent a substantial amount of money in the last several years on other projects throughout the community.

“We all agree that we need a new city hall, but I’m not going to sit here and say that I’m for it until somebody can show me where the money is coming from and how we’re going to do it and how we’re going to pay for it,” Kramer said.

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