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By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Council: Ex-Forest Service building could save city dollars

 

May 17, 2016

WATER DAMAGE in the current City Hall includes mildew and structural problems.

City councilors told members of the public during a May 10 meeting that moving City Hall would probably save the city money compared to building a new City Hall at costs much lower than a Portland architect estimated earlier this year.

Retired Police Chief Bob Burford asked the council about its plans to move City Hall to the old Sweet Home Ranger District building. He indicated concern over whether it’s a good idea.

Decisions like that require a lot of careful study and input from the community, he told the council.

On May 2, the council agreed to put down $25,000 in earnest money fo...



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