They are going to dress up city hall.
The Electric City council has approved a plan to replace its 22-year-old carpet at city hall, doing half with this year’s budget and the other half with its 2014 budget.
Loepp’s Furniture will be doing the work.
City Clerk Jackie Perman said the new floor covering will correct worn traffic areas of the carpet that was installed in 1991.
This year’s floor improvement plan includes the carpet for the council chambers, tile for the back bathroom and a carpet that catches the dirt at the rear maintenance computer area, at a cost of $4,571.65.
The floor covering work for 2014, to be done after the first of the year, includes the front office, hallway, kitchen and clerk’s office, and the re-tiling of the front bathroom at an approximate cost of $7,600.
The council has slowly been upgrading work areas over the past few years, with painting, a new council table and chairs, lighting changes and new furniture in the front office area.
Also, there has been some discussion of, and money placed in the budget the past two years for, manufactured rock facing on the front of the cement block city hall. That work has not been scheduled.