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Officials discuss City Hall repairs
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City officials are hoping to address City Hall’s broken elevator and damage to the front corner of the building in the near future.

Improvements at McMinnville City Hall are still on the to-do list. 

McMinnville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen received updates on the nonfunctioning elevator and damaged exterior wall. 

City administrator Nolan Ming was asked about any quotes or plans to fix the elevator.

“I had planned to present that at our next meeting,” said Ming to Alderman Everett Brock. “I hope to get with you next week to get a game plan together and tell you what I’m thinking. We have three options and I’d like to lay those out.”

Brock replied, “Just holler at me.”

Issues with the elevator and lack of ADA compliance prompted a move of city offices from the building a couple months ago. Most relocated to 202 Bell Street, with the exception of the Community Development Department, which moved in with McMinnville Public Works Department on Belmont Drive.

City Hall is going on a year of being damaged. A motorist struck the building in December 2018.

Mayor Ben Newman said he spoke to Waymon Hale about the damaged building.

“I spoke with Waymon about the damaged corner of city hall,” said Newman. “He said that he’s covered up with some things. As soon as he can, he’ll get a start on it. We just have to wait for him to get finished up with some projects so he can get started on it.”

Waymon Hale Construction was recently approved by the city’s insurance. Cost to repair the damage is $50,000.