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Samburg owns site for new City Hall

Samburg owns site for new City Hall
By KEVIN BOWDEN
Staff Reporter
Samburg now owns the half-acre site that will soon become the town’s new City Hall.
The Samburg mayor and board of aldermen met for a called meeting at noon Wednesday and authorized Mayor Larry Gene Davis to actually sign the contract to buy the site from Martha Crocker for $10,500. Approval from the board was unanimous, as the meeting lasted nearly a minute.
The city is using the $77,500 it received from the recent sale of two city-owned lots along Lakeview Drive to finance the new building.
The building is expected to cost just over $75,000, according to board member Eddie Fickle, who has been spearheading the project.
Clanton Construction Co. will build the new City Hall building. Trey Bunch will be doing all the electrical work.
Work has already begun on the site on the north side of town.
The dirt work on the site, which is located next to the new Reelfoot Lake Regional Utility and Planning District Office building, has been completed and some of the materials for the building have already been delivered.
The building will contain three small offices and a large community room. The offices will be used by the city recorder, Mary Swaim, and the police chief, James Hack.
Once completed, the building will also be used for board meetings and other city functions.
Fickle told The Messenger following Wednesday’s meeting that construction on the building is expected to start by the end of the month and is expected to be completed by mid-November. Once the concrete pad is finished for the foundation of the building, Clanton Construction workers will erect the pre-fab structure.
After the shell of the building is completed, work will then start on wiring  and finishing the interior of the structure.
There apparently is no timetable for the building to be finished and ready for use.
Staff Reporter Kevin Bowden may be contacted by email at kmbowden@ucmessenger.com. Published in The Messenger 10.20.11

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