Livermore moves forward with city hall plan

LIVERMORE – The city offices in Livermore will have a new home by fall in the wake of structural damage to its present building.

City Clerk Tyler Dodds said the current Livermore City Hall building on the town’s main street sustained roof damage in a late season snowstorm May 2, 2013.

“We were able to stay in our building then,” Dodd said, “but high winds in October damaged the roof even more.”

The second round of damage forced the city to move its offices into a temporary location, and it forced city officials to consider their options: repair the old building or construct a new one.

At a November meeting, the Livermore City Council agreed to proceed with plans for a new building.

It will be approximately 2,400 square feet and is projected to cost an estimated $258,000. The Waggoner & Wineinger Architects design will house administrative offices and council chambers.

The new city facility will be located on the corner of Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Livermore at the site of the former Livermore State Bank.

The Livermore City Council will seek bids in February and anticipates awarding a construction contract March 3. Construction is expected to begin April 14 with a target completion date of Sept. 5.