NORWICH – More than a year after a proposed move of city offices to the third floor of the firehouse was put back on the table, the City of Norwich is preparing to go out to bid for some of the repairs needed to stay in the current city hall.
For several years, the city has been discussing the possibility of moving city hall to the vacant third floor of the fire house instead of repairing the current railroad depot building. However, after hearing public criticism of the idea last year, the city decided to hold off on those plans. The necessary repairs at city hall include replacing the roof, updating the heating system and making the building more energy efficient. Previous estimates listed the total construction costs at $244,400.