"Here, where we are we're just running over each other, we don't have anywhere to store anything, you know it’s just dated," said Mayor Ray Marler.
But city hall won't be moving too far away, in fact just a few doors down. The Mayor said they wanted to stay on the square so they jumped at the opportunity when a larger space became available.
"It’ll have a more professional type setting as people come into our setting and we'll be a little bit easier to get to and look a little more professional when we're doing our work," said Marler.
The 10,000 square foot property will house the Mayor, City Clerk, The Water Department, Chamber of Commerce, The Henry County E911 and Administrative Office.
The old City Hall will still get good use though. The Police Department and court system will be expanding their offices and taking over. But the Mayor says they made this change with the long haul in mind.
"It’s not so much a benefit as of today but 15 and 20 years down the road as our city continues growing it just gives us more space. It also hopefully we can put some county side line offices here so you can do county business here and don't have to drive to Abbeville," said Marler
The Mayor said they hope to start moving offices in the beginning of July and once everyone is moved in they plan to have a big welcome party.
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