Plans for Marietta City Hall

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

City officials in Marietta are taking steps to join all city administrative offices under one roof.

Mayor Michael Mullen says the city is looking to purchase the old Ohio Bureau of Employment Services building from the state, and making it the new city hall.

The cost of buying and renovating the building comes to about $1.5 million, which is about a quarter of how much a new structure would cost to build.

Mayor Mullen says it would be good for the city's government and its citizens.

"It gives people truly a one stop of here's how you do city business, and it's all on one floor in one building instead of strung out over three different buildings as we are currently occupied," Mayor Mullen said.

City council members will meet Wednesday evening to discuss the purchase.

A decision must be made by February 1st.


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  • by susie Location: marrietta on Jan 21, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    wth the economy the way it is now how are to come with this money. i believe we as citizens have given all we can and we need to make do with what we have in hand unless the money is floating around somewhere we dont know about and that would never surprise anyone, dont take any more from our people we are struggling to make a living now
  • by chuck Location: marietta on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    the city should fix the roads before they worry about a building that would just be a huge waste of money on the tax payers part
  • by Matt Location: Marietta on Jan 21, 2009 at 06:27 AM
    In English please, Crystal.
  • by Crystal Location: Marietta OH on Jan 21, 2009 at 05:44 AM
    let is real good out city hall now is just fine and now we want to spend money to buy new things and we can't even fix the things that need fixed now that tells you what kind of city we live in.
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