Moving Day for City of Twin Falls (PHOTOS)
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – It’s moving day for the City of Twin Falls.
Movers spent all day Monday relocating boxes and furniture from the current City Hall at 321 Second Ave. East to a temporary location at 103 Main Ave. East.
The move will stretch into Tuesday. Come 4 p.m. that day, however, the current City Hall will close. Don't worry, though, as you'll be able to access city administration and billing services again starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the temporary location on Main Avenue. City staff will be located in the building through the summer of 2017, when a new City Hall will open at the repurposed Banner building at 201 Main Ave. East.
Besides a new City Hall, the city is developing a Public Safety Complex at the Second Avenue East building. According to information from the city, it expects to save an estimated $185,000 on the construction cost of the Safety Campus by moving City Hall into a temporary location and shortening the construction process by nearly 18 months.
The hallways of the current City Hall were filled with boxes on Monday, waiting to be loaded into moving trucks. Shannon McLimans, owner of Ford Transfer & Storage, the company hired to complete the move, said his company will again help the city relocate when the new City Hall opens next year.
“It’ll be an interesting few months, but well worth it when all is said and done,” city spokesman Joshua Palmer said Monday afternoon at the temporary location. The building had once served as a bank, and remnants of its former life still exist in the building – old lock boxes and vault doors.
A few staff members also were in the building on Monday, checking out their new space.
“I’m really excited about this,” Leila Sanchez, executive assistant to the city manager. “This will be wonderful.”