The new Clinton City Hall will be dedicated Friday, June 21, in special ceremonies that will precede the city's centennial celebration this weekend.
An open house and tours of the new City Hall, located just north of the current municipal building at 1906 W. 1800 North, will be held from 2-4 p.m. A flag ceremony begins at 4 p.m., followed by music by city choral groups and talks by city leaders. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. Additional tours of the new building will be offered after that.City manager Dennis Cluff said the dedication conveniently coincides with the 100th anniversary of Clinton receiving its name and also with this year's Utah centennial.
"Other than offering additional space, this will be a nice, functional building," Cluff said. "It shows that the citizens care about their community. It will be a beacon for the future for the next 20-25 years."
The new City Hall cost $680,000 and has 8,300 square feet of space. The old city building has 3,800 square feet and is so cramped that even the mayor doesn't have room for an office there.
Cost of the city's new building and related projects total some $1.2 million. That's being paid for with a general obligation bond that residents passed in March 1995 with an 82 percent approval rate.
The bond does not represent any tax increase for residents because it is being funded by a 2 percent increase in the utility franchise fee that went into effect in 1994.
City administration, recreation and court departments will all move into the new city building June 24. The old city hall, built in 1970, will now be remodeled to house the police department and also to meet federal disability requirements.
- The city centennial celebration this weekend will replace Clinton's traditional Heritage Days celebration in August for this year only. Events planned for Saturday, June 22, include:
6:30 a.m. - 5K race and two-mile walk.
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast at city park.
9 a.m. - Parade.
10 a.m. until dark - Booths and carnival.
9:30 p.m. - Concert.
10 p.m. - Fireworks.