City Manager Kim Meek announced Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 22 the move to the new City Hall building is complete.
New City Hall, previously known as Halliburton Finance, was expected to be completely moved into by Jan. 24 after moving began Jan. 13.
“I just want to brag on my people and the move to city hall,” Meek said. “We started last week, we’re completely in today (Wednesday). We did it ourselves, we did not hire a company to do that. They all came together, they worked very hard.”
Now, multiple city hall offices reside under one roof as opposed to before when different departments stayed in different buildings. Through the move, cashiers, the city manager’s office, code enforcement, community development, customer service, fire, finance, human resources, municipal court, public works and utility billing all stays under on roof together.
“It’s been a great journey,” Meek said.
The facility includes three buildings totaling 77,000 square feet, but City of Duncan only remodeled the middle building and an upstairs north wing, and the rest has not been touched. It’s possible in the future City of Duncan will look to rent out portions.
A new council chambers has also been fitted into the first floor of the building, but chambers aren’t expected to be moved over for almost 18 months.
The new city hall is located at 1600 S. Highway 81. The drop off utility box has already been moved to the new location.
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