Marshfield city government in new home
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield city government has moved into their home at 207 W. Sixth Street, Marshfield.
City Clerk Deb Hall says that the move has allowed the government office to set up a more customer-friendly atmosphere.
“It is one stop shopping up front, so they didn’t have to worry about what floor to go to,” she said.
“We do have two floors, but for customers, they only have to worry about that main floor when they come in off the street. We are all right here. Every department is really represented out front. We have the municipal court clerk, and we have the administrative assistant to the mayor and city administrator, and then we have the finance department and city clerk, public works as well as development services – all of those ladies are right out front to handle questions, help with the customers coming for their departments.”
Along with the move, the city departments located there are changing their hours from the previous 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. schedule, which Hall said seemed to be a good change on the first day.
“We set our new office hours 7:30 to 4:30, and we did have people show up shortly after we opened the doors,” said Hall. “They said that they liked our new hours, because they could drop things off on the way to work. So, they seemed to like it.”
Hall said they are still putting things in place, as they settle in the first few weeks.
“We are still trying to put things together – like the common areas; we have a little customer lounge that we are waiting to talk to the different employees (to finalize,)” she added. “We are having to reorganize a little bit, but for the most part we are in good shape.”
Marshfield government’s previous home – City Hall Plaza – on Central Avenue remains open for the commercial businesses there. All will remain in that building and have continued their leases.