Final constrction cost for Henning city hall is $463,291 [UPDATED]Published 9:32am Friday, December 16, 2011 Updated 11:33am Friday, December 16, 2011
The final bills have been paid for the new city hall in Henning and the total is $463,291. This includes remodeling and expansion of the former Johnson building. City staff moved into the new facility on Aug. 10.
The new facility is located a block south of the old city hall where fire and police offices have moved into space formerly used by the city staff. The city fire department stayed in its current location, adjacent to the old city hall, but now has more space since the ambulance service now is located in the new city hall complex.
The police department also moved into the old city hall from a building across the street. The location of the former police station now allows for an expanded city food shelf.
The remodeled project was accomplished through the current city budget and there are no tax increases for city residents. Henning’s city council saw the critical need for a drive-through for ambulances and more storage space for fire department supplies.
County agencies now can use some of the space at the former city hall. For instance, the county veterans service representative meets once a week with area veterans. Also using the freed-up space, periodically, will be County Human Services (social workers and others) and county public health employees, to name a few.
The project received unanimous support from the mayor and city council.