Park Hills will finally be getting a new city council meeting space and city services building.
Council members voted this week to authorize Mayor Kathy Zembrodt to purchase the property at 1502 Dixie Hwy. for $300,000 with cash from the city’s general fund. The sale is set to close on May 10.
The office building is 2500 square feet with a .85 lot space. Dedicated parking is available, and the building’s meeting capacity is 70 people.
Financial advising company Edward Jones currently rents one part of the building. Park Hills Police will move in July.
Some cosmetic changes need to be made beforehand, including changing doorways, adding an evidence room, and painting. These updates, as well as incorporating internet service, will cost an estimated $30,000.
“The city clerk is still in the office at 1106 Amsterdam Road and will eventually move in a few years to Dixie also,” Zembrodt said.
Once the clerk is transferred, Park Hills’s government services will be right on Dixie Highway, a major thoroughfare in the city’s center. This was one of the goals for finding a new space.
Zembrodt said she hopes the building will be ready for move-in by mid-July.