VON ORMY— The Von Ormy City Council has approved the purchase of a 3,200 square foot metal building to serve as the city’s first City Hall/Community Center. The building will be erected in the city park on Quarterhorse Road and house the City Clerk’s Office, City Council meetings and the Municipal Court. The building will also be used a community center.
Among the amenities approved by the Council are an energy efficient roof to reduce operating costs and secure windows for added security. Engineering and internal architectural designs are scheduled to be completed in the first week of February and bids for construction to follow thereafter. Along with the building the city will construct an ADA compliant parking lot and accessible sidewalks.
The council approved the placement of a City Marshal’s Officer adjacent to the Municipal Building. These two city buildings and the upcoming Jarret Fire Station will serve as an anchor for accessible public services in the city.
“The growth of our sales tax base has finally allowed us to purchase and operate a municipal building without straining our budget or dipping into our reserve fund,” Mayor Martinez de Vara told the Star. “2013 will be remembered as a year of construction and building in the city.”