MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council is looking for alternate locations for a new City Hall to replace the current facility on West Main.
McLeansboro Mayor Chad May says there is property the city owns that was initially targeted as a build site for City Hall, but in May’s opinion, “it’s prime real estate” just right on the Square and would hate to use that for a municipal building. May would rather see it used as a parking lot for the Square or leverage it for additional retail or business.
The mayor explains why there’s a need for a new City Hall.
The mayor says a new City Hall will solve these issues. As for a price tag, Mayor May says the previous City Council approved a preliminary budget not to exceed $1 million for the facility. The mayor is confident that the city will be way underneath that with money that has already been set aside for this project out of this year’s appropriations and budget.
Mayor May hopes for city government to move into a new City Hall sometime next year.