PLANTERSVILLE – City Hall is getting a long overdue makeover and expansion.
Thanks to a $100,000 Mississippi Development Authority Small Municipalities and Limited Population Grant, the building is getting its first renovations since it was built in 1974.
City Clerk Norma Ballard said the project will add 1,500 square feet to the building, nearly doublling the current size.
When finished this spring, the remade City Hall will have a new board room, courtroom and reception area.
The renovations also will add handicapped-accessible restrooms, which Ballard said will make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mayor Gloria Holland said she was excited about the new addition to City Hall and the additional space to allow for more services.
“We have run out of paper room and paper space,” said Holland. “We have really accumulated a lot of paper over the five years that I’ve been mayor. Now we’ll have the storage space to be able to keep up with all the paper we have.”
Holland said she hopes to start using the new courtroom for elections, as well as for a place for the youth council to meet.
“This thing was long overdue,” said Holland. “We haven’t had new renovations to our City Hall since it was built, and for us to get the size nearly doubled is great for everyone.”
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