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City Hall repairs nearly complete, new roof next

Although repairs of damage sustained at City Hall after a major storm in December were well underway in January, they are just wrapping up two months later. The main culprit? More bad weather.

When a piece of metal flashing blew off the top of the building Dec. 20 it punctured the roof’s waterproofing rubber membrane. Roofers went up to fix that damage, but following some record-setting rainy days later in the winter more leaks were discovered.

While those repairs have been made, a larger project looms in the future.

“They finished repairing it, but it’s in need of replacement so we are working on a budget,” said City Attorney Truman Stone, a tenant of one of the heavily affected offices, adding that the new roof would not likely be installed until the weather gets warmer and more consistently dry.

The other damaged offices belong to City Manager Jacque Betz and Mayor Bob Andrews. But while these offices bore the immediate brunt of the storm, the water damage didn’t stop there.

“The water got into the subfloor and migrated out of the city manager and city attorney’s offices,” Stone explained. That additional damage meant a lot more work — tearing up all the carpet on the third floor which required removing all the cubicles as well.

Amidst the damage and relocated employees, there is a bit of good news.

“It’s being covered almost all by insurance,” Stone said.

The unexpected upstairs renovation has a projected finish date of April 6, while the roof replacement will likely take place over the summer.

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