IG council considers community hall renovation

The Ida Grove City Council heard a report on a possible community hall renovation project at its Monday, Feb. 5 meeting.

Architect Jerry Purdy of Design Alliance laid out a proposal that includes renovation of city hall offices, the council chambers and possibly the community hall and the second floor of the community hall building that contains several rooms used by community organizations, including the American Legion and Scouting organizations.

Purdy said the initial plan he presented to the council is just a beginning point to spur discussion on what the city may want to do. He added the current building is at a crossroads between a renovation, being torn down or used for other purposes. Purdy noted parts of the current building do not meet current building code requirements. He added there are also routine maintenance items that need to be made, regardless if the building is renovated.

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