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Monday March 4th, 2013

Posted at 10:05pm

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Windsor will be getting a new city hall.

At Monday night’s City of Windsor Capital Budget meeting, as part of his enhanced budget presentation, Mayor Eddie Francis has budgeted 18 million to go towards constructing a new city hall to replace the current building.

Mayor Francis said that he does not want to build a new city hall, and that he rather use the money for other projects, but he said the old building is past its life time. The boilers keep failing and the elevator stopped working last week. He said that he has a report outlining that a new city hall has been needed since 1985 when Councillor Hilary Payne was then the Chief Administrative Officer of the city.

The new city hall would be located to the south of the current building where an old court house was located many years ago.

Mayor Francis wants a simply designed building where all systems work.

The 18 million is in addition to 12 million and 4.7 million already budgeted for the project. Mayor Francis also stated there may be some other partners, and he’s giving them until Friday to say if they want in. This could bring the cost to the city down.

Francis hopes to have construction complete in under two years.

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