The Dominion Post  

City Hall gets repairs as it awaits renovations

Created on:   Mon, Dec 4, 2017   10:14 PM

Last modified:   Mon, Dec 4, 2017   10:14 PM

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — Scaffolding has been erected over Morgantown City Hall’s Spruce Street entrances while emergency repairs are made this week.

Pittsburgh-based Mariani & Richards is expected to need three days and about $4,500 to fix cracks in the building’s facade.

Communications Director Andrew Stacy said fears of the facade separating during the freeze and thaw cycles of winter prompted the urgent repairs. The scaffolding is a safety measure in case of falling debris.

Additionally, the city awaits drawings from Alpha Associates outlining the opening phase of a larger city hall makeover, estimated at roughly $270,000, including an $86,768 grant from the West Virginia State Historical Preservation Office.

Stacy said the first phase will consist of the repair or replacement of limestone on the building’s outer facade — specifically the sides facing Spruce Street and the Morgantown Public Library next door. The repairs will also include the replacement of six windows, new insulation and a new roof for the front parapet.