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Future of the Old Courthouse Remains in the Air

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 at 5:06 am

Negotiations continue involving the old Pine County Courthouse.  Pine City Mayor Jane Robbins announced last week that the county is considering keeping the facility.  County Commissioner Steve Hallan says the reason is because the county is conducting a building needs feasibility study, and are trying to figure out where the best building are to house county employees.

Hallan Discusses the Courthouse, Phase Recycling, and previews next week’s county board meeting on the Pine County Commissioners Report:

Part 1 (Phase Recycling):

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Part 2 (Courthouse Status):

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Part 3 (Preview of Next Meeting):

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In January, Pine City agreed to purchase the building from the county for $50,000, pending a purchasing agreement.  The city discussed moving city hall to the old courthouse, but now Hallan says there is a possibility that city hall will relocate to the old county jail.

In a written report issued at last week’s Pine City Council meeting, city administrator Don Howard indicated that the cost of moving city hall to the jail will exceed $50,000.

Hallan says negotiations continue with the city, and a final decision is expected in the next few months after the feasibility study is complete.

1 Comment

  1. concerned resident 06/10/09 at 7:27am

    If the city is going forward with a new Fire Hall possibly… why do they not purchase that land to the east of the city hall building and expand city hall there? Why can’t anyone ever make a decision to move this city forward??

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