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September 24, 2013

Annetta OKs city building purchase

By CHRISTIN COYNE

ANNETTA – After more than a year of discussion, the Annetta town council Thursday night voted to purchase a building to serve as a city administration office. 

The building, described as a 20-year-old, 28-foot by 64-foot, former modular school building, will be placed on land near city water and sewer facilities at Thunderhead Lane and FM Road 5 on the far south side of the city. The city-owned land was annexed last month into Annetta along with areas in the Deer Creek and Meadow Park subdivisions. 

The price for the building and foundation erected on site by H.D. Snow is $27,645, according to Annetta Mayor Bruce Pinckard. “Site work and other necessary preparations were not included and have been budgeted by the town and will likely go out for bid soon in accordance with the law.”

With $5,000 down, the company will carry the note and interest will be about 6 percent, the council was told Thursday night. The city can pay out the loan over 52 months and there is no penalty for early repayment.

The town’s monthly payments will be a little higher than it currently costs to rent the city hall building, Pinckard said.

“As a turn-key package, it’s a pretty good deal,” Pinckard said, adding that they are paying a fraction of what they would for a building half the size. 

The building, expected to be an office for city staff and provide a temporary location for city meetings, has two large rooms, which can be heated and cooled independent of each other, and two ADA-compliant restrooms. 

The city’s current city hall building is difficult to cool during the summer, creating uncomfortable conditions for city employees or even limited city hall hours during hot months, and is not ADA compliant, something that has been an issue for some attending meetings or voting at the current city hall. 

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