In 2016, City Council set in motion a plan to make City Hall more accessible, and with it, a chance to bring its meetings back from the Public Safety Building’s courtroom to 47 Castle St.
That project may now be in jeopardy, and as it almost always does, it comes down to money, or a lack of it.
The city had estimated that the project, which calls for a modern, fully accessible elevator, along with other improvements, would cost about $1.5 million.
However, bids received in March indicate that if the full scope of the renovation is done, the city will need another $700,000.
Councilor Gordy Eddington broached the City Hall renovation issue during Wednesday’s Council meeting, asking why there has not been more action on the project, pointing to Council approval of the renovations as part of its 2017 capital projects list.