The new $1.2 million Clinton City Hall will be dedicated Friday, June 21. The dedication is planned for 5 p.m. and a special Centennial Ball will be held later in the evening. Special flybys by Air Force jets have also been arranged.
Located just north of the current city building, the new municipal building is funded by a general obligation bond. A city vote on that funding earned an 82 percent approval rate by citizens in March of 1995.To prepare for the dedication of the 7,800-square-foot, one-story structure, a community project to plant flowers and grass is planned for Saturday, June 8.
Flowers will be planted around the new City Hall from 8 a.m. until noon. At 1 p.m., sod will also be planted.
City Manager Dennis Cluff said the building's construction is on schedule. However, he said there is a delay in the order of new furniture for the building.
Cluff said bids will go out on June 4 to remodel the current city building to make it handicapped accessible, in accordance will federal ADA requirements.
The old building will be used as the city's police headquarters later this summer.
Residents do not face any tax increases because of the new building. It is financed through a bond, funded by a 2 percent increase in the city's utility franchise fee.
The current City Hall is so small that there isn't even room for the mayor to have his own office. When the building opened in 1970, the city had a population of 1,700. Today, it has almost 10,000 residents.