Things are really moving at City Hall today . and it’s closed
Move-in day is finally here, so don’t show up at either of the Glenwood Springs City Halls today – they’re closed. And city workers say it couldn’t have come soon enough.
Rather than manning phones, reviewing plans and drafting ordinances, city workers were given today to move their office belongings across Grand Avenue and into their new, bigger and brighter offices.
“This is a beautiful new building,” City Hall receptionist Penny Landrey said. “It’s much more spacious, it’s really airy.”
The new $5.5 million City Hall, located at 101 W. Eighth St., is finished and will be open to the public on Monday.
Everything about the building is bigger and better, from the high-tech computer room to the huge south-facing windows in the foyer.
“The builders put all the outlets in the right places,” Landrey noticed.
Landrey demonstrated how she can answer her phone with the touch of a computer mouse, showing how all the systems are linked in the new facility.
“City Hall,” she declared into the speakerphone.
Then, as if it were in the office across the hall, Landrey transferred a call to the Parks and Recreation Department offices,
located a mile or so away inside the Community Center. With the new phone system, each of the city’s new buildings are connected.
“Is that cool, or what?” she asked.
Just then, information systems director Bruce Munroe walked up, a box of stuff in his hands.
“The move is going extremely well,” he said. “The majority of the credit for that should go to Sandi Vallario.”
Vallario is the city’s purchasing agent. According to both Munroe and Community Development Department administrative assistant Shaunna Mozingo, Vallario – along with employees in the human resources office – coordinated the move flawlessly.
“I think it’s more inviting than the other building,” Mozingo said. “Just the openness. There’s a lot of storage and a lot of windows.”
The time and date for an open house to show off the new building is being set, but until then, folks can come by and check it out beginning on Monday.
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