Geneva mayor and the council look at building a new city hall

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GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN)—Since taking office a year ago, Geneva’s Mayor David Hayes has emphasized that one of his top priorities is to build a new city hall.

He says because the current facility is 55 years old and “overcrowded” it’s time to “get with the times.”
built-in the mid-1960s, Mayor Hayes says city hall served its role for more than five decades, but the building no longer has the space to properly conduct municipal business.

Besides the city administrative offices, it also houses geneva waterworks, the municipal court, and the police department.

Mayor Hayes says he would like to have a new city hall built on land adjacent to the fire department
on East Magnolia Avenue. Under the plan, the current city hall would remain home to the police department and municipal court.

Mayor hayes says “the sooner the better, we’re busting at the seams here. We don’t have a room. We have a lot of people who need their space. As soon as we get an architect and get rolling, we’ll be getting ready to move.”

Lisa Johnson has been the city clerk in Geneva for the last 25 years. She says it’s definitely a different attitude as far as expansion.”

“We got a lot of different projects in the works. We got a soccer complex. We’re looking at a new park. We got some grant applications in for
some sewer projects. I think Geneva is really on the right path,” according to Johnson.

At this time, the city council is looking at funding its construction.

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