MCLEANSBORO – The City of McLeansboro is moving forward with plans for a new City Hall.
At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the Council approved the low bid of $26,000 from Kyle Poore to demolish the old More for Less building located at 508 S. Jackson St.
This was the lowest of the three bids. Earth Services submitted a bid for $34,700 while Big Creek Excavating, Inc. bid was $43,900.
Officials said the city recently purchased the property with hopes of it becoming the site for a new City Hall for more space to conduct city business, council meetings, and be more accessible and ADA compliant for the public – something the current City Hall on West Main doesn’t provide.
McLeansboro Mayor Chad May said the city is now waiting to officially close on the property, but both the seller and the City are committed to completing that process soon.
As for when work will begin on the site, May said the work start date will depend on the closing date. He noted the city has been working to finalize plans for the new City Hall and then bids will need to be opened for it.
“There’s a good chance that work may not begin on the new construction until next year,” according to the mayor. He said plans and final approval on the build still needs Council approval.