Marshfield City Hall to begin move Sept. 7
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield City Hall will begin the move to its new location on the corner of Sixth Street and South Chestnut Avenue on Sept. 7.
“We are starting the move at the close of the business day on Sept. 6,” said City Administrator Steve Barg. “Thursday, Sept. 6 will be a full business day for customers. Friday, Sept. 7, we will be closed the entire day.
“We ran this by the council before Bob (McManus) was mayor and said how do you want to do this, and they made it very clear that they wanted to minimize downtime. They said, ‘If you have to pay a little overtime on the weekend, we can deal with that, but we want to minimize the disruption to customers – the citizens.’
“Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. – our new office hours will be 7:30 a.m. t o 4:30 p.m. – we will be fully open for business.”
Barg said that the facilities will have upgraded technology, with PTC cameras including roaming eyes for recording meetings and a new board for voting in the council chambers, as well as monitors in the city hall with scrolling announcements.
As the audio visual work will still be in process following the move, Barg said that it is likely that both September council meetings will still take place in the 630 S. Central Ave. facilities.
The city is planning an open house for the new South Chestnut Avenue facilities in October.