Tiny Weston City Hall needs more space

Weston City Councilman Ryan Beckstead stands in front of the city office. The office has no room for visitors so they would like to knock out a wall to make it big enough to have visitors.

WESTON – Weston City Hall needs to remodeled, said Mayor Greg Garner. Right now, they are meeting in the maintenance shed because they have no room in their city hall to have anyone but the city council attend meetings.

Weston City Councilman Ryan Beckstead shows where the wall they want to remove comes to on the exterior wall of the building.

“If we knock out the wall that separates the front to the back, it will make our space bigger than it is now and will give us a more useable area,” the mayor said.  “We also want to make sure there is air conditioner and heat in the building.”

“If we had the money to do a new building, we would,” Garner continued. “Remodeling is just a stop gap so we can get out the shed and accommodate  people who may want to visit our meetings.”

Garner is not sure the building is on a national historical register, but it is a really old building.

Jay Schvaneveldt, an Weston area historian, said he remembers the building as a kid in the ‘50’s, but it had a different use.

I remember it being a beauty solon with a phone booth next to it in the ‘50’s and it sat empty for many years,” he said. “It wasn’t until recently they turned it into a city hall.”

Ryan Beckstead, a city councilman for Weston, said the city has about 500 residents.

“When you get behind the wall there is an old firehose and a dirt foundation they need to fill in,” he said. “We need to shore up the walls when it is remodeled.

“We are hoping to do it for under $20,000,” Beckstead said. “It will all depend on how many people step up to help.”

The city council is hoping for volunteers to keep the cost down.

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1 Comment

  • Shane King Housley August 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm Reply

    I’m part of the King family and think that it should remain as is but maintained to not diminish the authentic value of the building as a landmark

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