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Former Library May Become City Hall

Posted: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A crack in the wall can be seen above Councilmember Bob Shellmyer.

The future of the former Washington Public Library is still up in the air. The Washington City Council voted to table the item at last night’s meeting and will take it up again at May 20th’s meeting. One councilmember with hesitation was Bob Shellmyer who said he would like to tour the building, including the basement and viewing a broken rafter upstairs. At a recent work session council expressed favor for a plan that would move City Hall to the former library and the police and fire departments would split the current municipal building.

Councilmember Jaron Rosien also expressed reserve at last night’s meeting. City Administrator Brent Hinson suggested council take a tour of the building before May 20th’s meeting, to which the council agreed and tabled the item.