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With millions of dollars already put into the two buildings, Chairmen Sam McLean says even more money is needed to keep them operational.
Lima Ohio -
The Utilities Department at the old train depot, and the Cambridge Center at Wayne and Union streets, were purchased and updated in 2009, costing the city of Lima 2 million dollars. Over a century old, the two buildings continue to deteriorate, leaving city officials asking what's next.
Looking at the two buildings, structural studies revealed sagging floors, heating and cooling issues, roof problems for the Utilities Department and falling ceilings in the Cambridge Center. With millions of dollars already put into the two buildings, Chairmen Sam McLean says even more money is needed to keep them operational.
Signing on in April, the URS Corporation out of Columbus, was asked to review the previous assessments and to bring their findings to Tuesday night's meeting. After hearing all of the suggestions, committee members voted to authorize legislation, taking the new information into account, and forwarding the appropriate ordinance to city council.