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Greenwood City Hall moves

Greenwood City Hall moves Greenwood City Hall moves

The Greenwood city government office moved one block south last week into its new space in the former Memorial Medical Center clinic building, and residents will use the new facility to vote on April 7.

The LB& R Construction crew is still putting the finishing touches on a $141,600 renovation project that converted the former medical clinic space into an area for the city clerk and council. The remodeling project included removal of walls to create spaces for city functions, as well as electrical, flooring, ceiling and other upgrades. The new city office has a secure front door buzz-in system that provides greater security, as well as a large space for city council and other meetings, offices for the clerk, assistant clerk and mayor, and increased storage area for city documents. The new space is also accessible to persons with disabilities, while the old city hall was not.

The city spent $135,000 in late 2018 to buy the building. The city was already leasing the rear portion of the building for its police department, for $5,980 per year. The police department is staying in

STAFF PHOTO the space, and the remodeling project included new garage and entrance doors and lighting for that area.

The city hall move is part of a larger upgrade project for city facilities. The city took out a $430,000 loan in 2018 to buy and renovate the Memorial Medical Center building, and to replace the roof and complete other upgrades at the city-owned Branstiter “Old Streets of Greenwood” museum on South Main Street. The final phase of the overall project will now be to remodel the old city hall space for use by the public library. The library shared space with the city offices for years, but will now be able to use the entire building. No action has been taken yet on bids for work for the library expansion.