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What to do with City Hall

January 18, 2014

MARSHALL — It’s had a long and varied history. But these days, talk about Marshall’s municipal building focuses more on its uncertain future....

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snowbird

Jan-21-14 1:45 PM

As a former homeowner in Marshall,when things needed to be fixed, repaired or even replaced, I did it. My first question to the city, is why weren't the maintenance issues, such as leaking windows, elevator repair completed? Second question, have they hired an engineer or someone with some expertise,(not Glen) to examine the floor where the fire trucks used to sit to see if the floor could be fixed, repaired and for how much? I would think if possible, that would be a dandy area for offices etc. Again, if homeowners or other businesses ignored their homes and or buildings we would have a lot of depressed buildings and homes. Typical government, ignore it, tell the taxpayers it's not safe, and let them foot the bill. Why can't we repair, fix, and update to keep what we have. I would like new too, but sometimes you have to live within your means and make do with what you have.

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blasphemer

Jan-21-14 9:05 AM

They should have purchased East side School when they had the chance. Parking, green space plenty of room, and unlike the current building, noticeable.

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JasonsStorm

Jan-21-14 1:35 AM

I don't think there is enough room in the Bistro buildings and the parking is worse. i say demolish city hall and the rat motel and rebuild. They are going to have to pay any remediation cost that come up, so might as well own it throughout. Maybe they can move to the government center for a year and a half.

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OIIOHH

Jan-18-14 1:28 PM

Dearest City of Marshall:

Once upon a time a local huckster, I mean architectural genius, “M. Lenny” spent a few bazillion dollars to erect an elaborate structure he named Landmark Mercantile. Since then, the Mercantile has been home to many spiders and dust bunnies. And occasionally, a few Schwan employees for a 20 minute holiday meal. City of Marshall, this fine structure is but a stone’s throw from your current City Hall. Perhaps you could check into whether the spiders and dust bunnies would like a little company? Give M. Lenny a call – I doubt he’s very busy.

Signed, All-knowing Soothsayer

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OIIOHH

Jan-18-14 11:06 AM

Absolutely NO mention of the fact that the bat-and-rat infested Hotel Marshall is right next door? HILARIOUS!!!

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