Municipal Musings

Cindy McCleary of the project’s architectural firm, Leo A. Daly, chats with a resident during last week's visioning session at city hall. (Photos by Clint Riese)
Cindy McCleary of the project’s architectural firm, Leo A. Daly, chats with a resident during last week’s visioning session at city hall. (Photos by Clint Riese)

 

A visioning session held so architects could draw input from residents about designs for the new city hall/public safety facility nearly veered off course last Monday, March 4.

Participants were asked to finish the phrase “Our new municipal project will be successful if...” One response concluded “...it is built to make the cheap Norwegians happy.”
Participants were asked to finish the phrase “Our new municipal project will be successful if…” One response concluded “…it is built to make the cheap Norwegians happy.”

Many in the crowd of about a dozen at the current city hall spent the first half hour questioning the merits of the recently approved project. Eventually, the group moved on to a healthy discussion of the facility’s physical makeup. Examples of modern municipal facilities were displayed so those at the meeting could pick and choose elements they liked.