The current project will bring the restrooms on the ground floor of City Hall into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, create a conference room out of empty office space and repair water damage in the manager’s office and municipal court office. There will also be some improvements to the heating and air systems and lighting.
Davis Builders of Talladega won the contract.
Work on the rest room renovations has not yet begun, but Muenger said it will be “minimally invasive. We’ll do one rest room at a time, and put a lock on the door and a sign indicating that the open one is unisex for the time being.
In addition to being ADA compliant, both restrooms will get new floors as well.”
The conference room will occupy office space for the assistant city manager, a position that will be vacant for the foreseeable future. The room will be large enough to accommodate a 12-foot conference table and a large screen TV for Power Point and other video presentations.
“Right now, there’s not a conference room on the main floor of City Hall that can accommodate more than five people comfortably,” Muenger said. “This room will accomplish that, and will give our auditors more room to work as well.”
Water damage in this room and the manager’s office was tracked down and sealed in 2010. Damaged areas will be replaced, and the doors and hallways connecting the manager’s office, the conference room and the City Council chamber will be simplified for more direct access.
Work on the renovation will continue next week.