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Council frees up funding for City Hall remodel

December 18, 2018

DIXON – The City Council signed off on moving around $45,000 in its capital budget to go toward the City Hall remodel project Monday.

The council budgeted $200,000 in capital funds for remodeling the first and second floors of City Hall, 121 W. Second St., and also previously rolled over about $30,000 from last year’s budget for the work, which is mainly being completed in-house.

The additional $45,000 will come from infrastructure and small equipment line items for projects that won’t be completed this year, including improvements at Oakwood Cemetery and software for the building department.

City Manager Danny Langloss said they hope to have all of the work done by the end of February, weather permitting, and will schedule an open house in the future.

The remodel also includes security upgrades as well as efforts to be more customer friendly by freeing up space and putting in a reception desk where visitors can be directed to where they need to go, as well as setting aside space for residents to pay their bills.

Langloss said if they didn’t use in-house crews, the project would likely have cost around double.

“It’s a huge, huge savings,” he said.

For work that couldn’t be done with city employees, the council approved a $135,800 contract to Sycamore-based Swedberg & Associates in August for first floor renovations and installing windows and an emergency exit on the north side of the building.

The council also honored three members of the Dixon Fire Department.

Lt. Andy Brooks is retiring after 26 years with the department, firefighter Adam Arnould is being promoted to lieutenant, and Naperville native Tyler Hansler will soon be joining the group as a firefighter and paramedic.

Next meeting

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} The City Council next meets at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at City Hall, 121 W. Second St.

Go to discoverdixon.org or call City Hall at 815-288-1485 for an agenda or more information.

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