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Canton City Hall move means more space for city, and police

Some big changes are on the way for city government and police in Canton, Missouri that will give everyone more breathing room.

Canton Mayor Jarrod Phillips said they’re hoping to start taking bids for the remodel of the old Golden Ruler building at 4th and Lewis St. in the coming weeks.

Phillips said the city has a lease purchase agreement for that building, the parking lot next to it, and another building attached to it. He said city officials hope to start work by late spring or early summer to have the new, more handicap accessible city hall location ready for next fall.

“It’s nice to see the project wrapping up, we’ll be able to provide handicap and elderly accessibility whereas we did not have adequate accessibility in the past, so hopefully more of our citizens will be able to participate in what’s going on in our local government,” said Phillips.

Phillips said the Canton Police Department, which currently uses around half of the ground floor of the current city hall, will take over the building completely.

They too will be getting a remodel so the building better suits them.

Canton city officials said they’re also accepting bids for roof repairs on the roof of the current city hall, which they say has the underlayment rotted out.

City officials say the underlayment issue was discovered when routine inspections were being made

They aim to pay for the repairs with around $50,000 out of general revenue fund.

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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