Advisory Committee Not Unanimous on Banner Building Recomendation
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The decision was not unanimous, but the advisory committee established by the Twin Falls City Council to research and recommend where a new Twin Falls city hall should be located will present a plan on Monday. The group met this Thursday. Co-chairman Jill Skeem said the agenda called for discussion and possible action where the new facilities should be located. Skeem said she was very disappointed when Gary Garnand, another co-chairman for the group, made a motion to vote solely on the old Banner building, suggesting the city move forward with that facility.
A summary of information was read regarding the old Latham building, the old Clinic and the Banner buildings. Skeem said that she wanted to hear from those other people on the agenda. Twin Falls County Commissioner Terry Kramer had been scheduled to discuss the old clinic building as was Eric Watte and an architect. Watte is the current owner of the former clinic facility.
In the end, the majority of the committee voted to suggest having the Banner Building remodeled for city hall. Skeem said that plan will be presented to the Council on Monday. The committee also voted that the city use reserves to pay to renovate city hall and the police department. It’s estimated that will cost at least $7-million.