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New city hall to open inTiffin

North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is ready to move.
City offices will close at noon on Thursday, Feb. 6, and remain closed all day Feb. 7 in order for staff to move into the new city hall, located at 300 Railroad St. The new facility will be open for business to the public beginning Monday, Feb. 10.
The Tiffin City Council’s next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, will be held in the new city hall building.
The building went up quickly after the council approved a $382,000 contract with City Builders of Iowa City in September 2013. The council approved a $9,770 change order this month, when a few minor modifications became necessary to complete the project, including adjustments to some electrical configurations, adding a water cooler in place of a drinking fountain, creating a more secure reception window, constructing a concrete pad for a bicycle rack, and making some miscellaneous flooring and finish updates.
“We still stayed below the $400,000 mark,” said Mayor Steve Berner, indicating the council’s goal for efficiency of design and expenditures had been met.
The new 2,560 square foot building will house city administrative offices and a 55-seat city council chambers. Additionally, the city expects to rent out the new council chambers as a community room for personal events like baby showers, Scout events, graduations and other occasions.
City Administrator Michon Jackson said all staff, council and board members are extremely excited about the opening of the new City Hall facility.
“We will have adequate facilities to hold all of our meetings, elections and the adaptability to offer the space as a rental for events,” said Jackson. “The new facility is also a more professional face for the city to put forward, with all of the pending growth we are experiencing. It is definitely an exciting time for Tiffin and we appreciate all of the continued support.”