UPDATE 9/15/2014 4:55 PM
Marietta City Hall may finally get rid of all the construction materials.
Renovations to city hall are almost complete.
The city is starting to move the various departments back to where they belong in the building.
This will all be done in phases.
This week the mayor's office moves back downstairs.
During this time there may be communication interruptions.
The city asks for your patience.
UPDATE 8/28/2014 4:45 PM
Crews continue to work on the Marietta City Hall renovation project, pushing back the construction deadline another three weeks.
All renovations were scheduled to be done at the end of August.
Marietta City Engineer Joe Tucker says it will now be done in the middle of September.
Currently crews are working on a new slate roof.
They are taking off the soft slate from Pennsylvania and the new slate from Vermont is so durable it will last 100 years.
"We've had some issues. For example, on the slate roof, they originally thought the sub straight - that is the surface we were going to be attaching to - was going to be a problem. We did some research on that and found out we maybe need to use different nails. We worked through those issues," says Tucker.
This is a $2.3 million renovation project.
The building will now be completely handicap accessible.
There will be better security, with card swipe doors and a complete technology upgrade.
It's moving week. Phase one is done. Marietta City Hall employees are moving offices.
Some permanently, some temporary.
The Mayor's office is moving upstairs until phase two is done.
Phase two starts next Monday and renovations are scheduled to be all finished by August 15th.
Making sure Marietta leaves a great first impression for it's community and visitors with a new and improved city hall. As part of that process, this week there may be interruptions with phone lines and how you you enter the building.
"The public should be aware of what's going on and please be patient with us. If you can't reach the mayors office, we still have our offices at 304 Putnam Street. The engineering department, the health department and all phone systems will be intact for emergency services," said Joe Tucker, Marietta City Engineer.
The public entrance for city hall will only be on the side near the alley way, off of Putnam Street. Construction inside will lead you upstairs towards the Mayor's temporary office.
People will not be able to get in the front door or the side near Third Street.