By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia
Royston City Hall is closed today, not related to the partial government shutdown in place.
City Manager Greg Scott says today is moving day and city hall will be moving to its new location at 684 Franklin Springs St., which was the old library.
“We’re actually going to be co-located with the library until they finish the (new library) building enough to move there,” Scott said. “We’re going to be in what was the children’s section. We’ve already done modifications to the front of the building to allow for a separate entrance.”
Anyone needing to pay a utility bill during the move, Scott said will still be able to do so.
“They can still pay their utility bills by calling our 800-number or by going to our Web site,” Scott said. “They can also use the drop box in our current location in the Dill’s Shopping Center on Franklin Springs St.”
Scott said the new city hall renovation he said will be completed over the next several months.
Meantime, the new library, which was the old city hall, is expected to be completed in about four weeks.
The library renovation project is being funded largely with a $1.3 million dollar bond issue from the State of Georgia, along with $55,000 in federal and state grants and $500,000 in donations from the public.