The City Council will hold off on the planned construction of a new $4 million City Hall until it has some assurance that is what residents really want.
The council decided Tuesday to hold a town meeting May 29 to find out how residents feel about the construction plans and the proposed renovation of the current City Hall building.The council, which doesn't have enough money to do both without raising taxes, made an informal decision earlier this month to go forward with City Hall construction, then hold a bond election Aug. 5 to finance renovation of the old building and other projects.
"The council wants to feel they've really communicated well with the citizens before deciding what to do," City Manager David Campbell said.
The May 29 meeting will be held at the National Guard Armory, 12953 S. Minuteman Dr., beginning at 7 p.m.
Residents will be asked, among other things, how much money they want to spend to convert the current City Hall into a cultural center. The cost would range from $1.5 million to more than $3 million, depending on the scope of the work.
The new City Hall is to be constructed on a nine-acre parcel at 12100 South and 300 East.