City Officials announced today that the Second Floor of City Hall will be inaccessible over the next three months. From June through August, extensive renovations to the Roof, Ceiling, HVAC Units, Lighting, and other areas will prevent residents and city employees from accessing the second floor. In April, the Columbia City Common Council approved an energy-efficiency upgrade for City Hall, the Water Department, and the Park Office. “Once these renovations have occurred, the City will save potentially thousands of dollars per year in lighting, heating, and cooling costs.” said Mayor Ryan Daniel. “The project also provides a safe work environment for our Police Department and makes much-needed improvements to protect the integrity of the building.” City Hall was last updated in 1993.
With the renovations, many City Boards and Commissions will be moved to alternative meeting locations. Those Meetings, Dates, and Locations are:
Board of Works (5pm)/City Council (6pm) Meetings will be held at the following locations:
June 12th: Whitley County Government Center – Council Room (220 W. Van Buren Street)
June 26th: Blue River Apartments – Walter Building (904 Blue River Drive)
July 10th: Woodlands Senior Center (710 Opportunity Drive)
July 24th: Passages Creative Learning Center – 2nd Floor (333 N. Oak Street)
August 14th: The Center for Whitley County Youth (201 W. Market Street)
Columbia City Redevelopment Commission (Noon) Meetings for June through August will be held at the Whitley County Government Center (220 W. Van Buren).
Columbia City Housing Authority (5pm) Meetings for June through August will be held at the Community Foundation of Whitley County (400 N. Whitley Street).
Columbia City Tree Board (5:30pm) Meetings for June through August will be held at the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center (128 W. Van Buren Street).
Columbia City Park Board Meetings for June through August will be held at the Parks Department Office at 1035 E. State Road 205.
Media contact: Teresa Green 260-248-5111