Work On New Juneau City Hall Progressing

(Juneau) Officials in Juneau say work on the new city hall is progressing. In December, the city closed on the purchase of the former Farmers and Merchants Bank. The bank sold the Jewel Street building to the city for $165-thousand dollars late last year. Last month, the common council hired Kamps Building and Remodeling at a cost not to exceed $100-thousand to remodel the building. That includes $8000 to remove a wall, expanding the future council chambers for more seating. Mayor Dan Wegener says the contractor has begun work on the south side of the building and has framed the structure for new windows. The current City Hall at 150 Miller Street, across from the Dodge County Administration Building, is in need of repairs that officials say are not cost-effective. The Farmers and Merchants Union Bank branch in Juneau has moved into a new 2,700-square-foot facility located at the intersection of Highway 26 and Western Avenue, next to the Piggly Wiggly. Juneau moved into the current City Hall, a former law office, in 1986.