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November 7, 2013

New City Hall almost a reality

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In an attempt to save the city as much money as possible, Roth suggested the council entertain the idea of handling the demolition of the interior of the building themselves.

"One of the things I asked Bruce was whether we could save some money by kind of gutting the building ourselves," Roth said. "It's not really complicated, it's clear span and most of the stuff that's in there is not structural. So, possibly this winter we can go in there and get a roll off container and save some money by doing some of the demo ourselves."

If the council decides to handle the demolition themselves, that would save more money to be used for the design of the building, something the council is beginning to look into.

"I'll be glad to see how much room we have when you first come in," Councilwoman Linda Kramer said. "Because, security is an issue anymore we all know that, so that needs to be really looked at."

Roth estimates the cost of renovation to be roughly around $120,000, according to conversations he's had with Harding, but is expecting to get a more specific number sometime in the next week.

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