A "Property Analysis Report" conducted by Texas Compliance Solutions was reviewed and discussed. Deficiencies, as previously expected, were documented and in summary, the inspector stated, "As with any building, with any noted deficiencies, if the owner is willing to fund the expenditures to repair problems, a lot can be done to bring the building into total compliance. However, it must be considered, and is the opinion of this inspector, that the cost of any repair/remodel to this building would greatly exceed the cost to remove and replace with a compliant building that would serve the public needs for years to come." A copy of this report is available at City Hall, from one of the Committee members or online on the City website.
As recommended by the Property Analysis Report and to provide more decision-making information for the planning process, an asbestos investigation was completed by MAS-D & Associates. The study revealed a limited presence of asbestos in the building; however, the material must be properly removed prior to the demolition of the building. A copy of this report is available at City Hall, from one of the Committee members or online on the City website.
Based on these reports, Requests for Proposals (RFP) on the demolition of the existing City Hall will be entertained. The RFPs, which will be advertised to include the asbestos abatement and the demolition, will have a 30-day response time.
Preliminary discussions began on enhancing public awareness/input, funding mechanisms, and the availability of additional architectural engineering resources.
On January 22, 2020, Task Force members Davis, Oglesbee, Sanders, and White began gathering information on Municipal buildings' size, function, and design for input to the planning process. Facilities in Buffalo and Centerville were visited. The group is scheduling additional tours in the coming weeks.
Please be a part of the process. Provide us with any questions, comments, and suggestions on this project.
Jason Adams, Landis Bayless, George Davis, Kenny Hughes, Vance Oglesbee, Jerry Don Sanders, and Dick White.