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Offices will be reopening soon at remodeled city hall

Feb 18, 2021 10:56AM ● By Tom Haraldsen

BOUNTIFUL—After months of remodeling and some new construction, Bountiful City Hall is ready to begin slowly reopening to the public. It started last Tuesday with a return of the Public Utilities Department and city administration. On Feb. 22, Planning and Engineering will return to their offices in the building. The first Bountiful City Council meeting in the new Chambers will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Since construction began more than a year ago, city departments have been working out of temporary locations on Main Street and in the police and municipal courts building.

City Manager Gary Hill said there won’t be a grand opening event planned for the time being, at least until the COVID-19 restrictions are ended. City Council meetings are open for public attendance as they have been since the building was closed for remodeling, though they will also continue to be live streamed. Those streams can be accessed through links on the city’s website.

There will be a number of changes that the public will notice immediately at the new building. It is ADA-compliant, has a more convenient floor layout for residents who want to pay their utility bills or visit planning and engineering, and has an overall newer look. Efficiency was a key component in the remodeled design of the building.

A video may be produced and posted to the city website showcasing the new city hall. For city employees, the immediate benefit will be the ability to work together at one location again.