City Manager's Weekly Blog
Week of May 14, 2018
We will endeavor to update this City Manager Blog on a weekly basis as an attempt to keep the residents up to date on the weekly happenings with your local government.
Potential New City Hall
As reported in the Allegan County News as well as on the Front Page of this website, the City Council is exploring the option of relocating City Hall to 231 Trowbridge Street. City Staff and representatives from GMB Architects and Engineers have already toured this building to ensure that it is capable to hold all General Administration Functions for the City.
We are now in the process of completing our due diligence and having the appropriate trades people conduct the necessary inspections to make sure there aren't any serious issues with the major components of the building.
If all goes well and if City Council votes to approve the purchase on June 11, 2018, then we will begin developing architectural plans and construction documents to completely redevelop and transform 231 Trowbridge Street into a new City Hall for the City of Allegan.
Update on the Next Phase of Riverfront Park
While we hoped to begin construction on the next phase of the Riverfront Park, we unfortunately did not receive any bids. As you have probably observed, the construction season is very busy in West Michigan. However, we did reach out to several contractors, and it appears that if we allow this project to begin in July then we will be able to secure some bids on this project. Hence we are going out to bid again in the next week. And while the splash pad may not be able to be used to cool us off this summer, the outdoor fireplace which is also a part of this project will be able to warm us up on those cooler fall nights.