GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — The Geneva Council has started the wheels to replace its 60-year-old city hall.

The council unanimously voted to award the contract for the new city hall to Dothan-based Reeves and Shaw Construction.

At a little more than $2.8 million, Mayor David Hayes says it was the lowest quality bid out of eight companies looking to do the project.

The new city hall will be located adjacent to the Geneva Fire Department off Magnolia Avenue on the west side of town.

“Trying to make it more convenient and easier, plus it will house a new municipal courtroom which will be three times the size of what we have here now because city council meetings are packing out and it can be the command center for disasters, it can be our headquarters for that,” says Mayor Hayes.

The construction company has 333 days from start to finish to complete the new city hall which will be in the fall of 2024.

Once it’s completed, the old city hall will be used only by the Geneva Police Department and provide them with much-needed space.