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On the move

Move back to City Hall starts with document archives

Photo by Mike Lamb Movers wheeled boxes of city records and other documents into the newly-renovated Marshall City Hall on Tuesday. The records had been in storage since city offices moved into temporary space at the campus of SMSU.

=MARSHALL — Another sign that construction at Marshall’s renovated City Hall is getting close to done could be seen Tuesday.

Moving trucks were parked on Main Street outside City Hall, as crew members wheeled stacks of file boxes into the building. The boxes, containing city records and files, were headed for updated storage rooms on the building’s lower level.

“We figured if we moved them into the basement first, it would be less disruptive,” said Marshall City Administrator Sharon Hanson. While City Hall looks close to finished on the inside, Hanson said there is still some painting and other work in progress.

The records had been in storage since city offices moved out of the municipal building on Main Street.

“We went through a lot of the files when we moved to Southwest Minnesota State University,” Hanson said. But while the city was able to downsize some files, Hanson said there are some records like city council minutes that need to have physical copies preserved.

The next steps in moving back to City Hall will continue this week. Hanson said city offices including Community Services, the assessor’s office, and city administration had kept some of their office furniture. That furniture would be moved starting later this week. The city is also waiting for new furnishings ordered for City Hall to be delivered and installed.

“We still are anticipating they are coming next week,” Hanson said.

Hanson said the overall goal is to move city staff back into City Hall by early June.

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