Municipal services

The City of Wellington will open a new municipal services building

Opening of the new City of Wellington Municipal Building on March 14, 2022

The City of Wellington will open a Municipal Services Building located at 8225 Third Street on Monday, March 14, 2022. This will create a one-stop shop for residents and businesses to access City services. Previously, services were hosted in five separate buildings. Completion this expansion project will increase residents’ and businesses’ access to local government services and improve organizational effectiveness. The following services will be available to the new building: utility billing, special event permits, building permitsRecreation registration, planning and Building Departmentmunicipal court clerk, Town Aadministration, Clerk, Code Enapplication, commercial licensesand more.

This project will mark the first administrative building completed by the City since the Leeper The center was built in the 1970s. Although much has changed since the Leeper Center project, the goal remains the same, to provide excellent service to the Wellington community. This project marks a milestone in Wellington’s heritage. We now have the tools to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of our community that values ​​small town Cham with over 11,000 people calling Wellington home.

The need to improve residential access to city services is clearly identified as a priority; however, the goal of a full city hall and the associated costs could not be achieved with other critical infrastructure needs. The Harrison Ave building expansion was a creative solution to meet the needs of our rapidly growing community between 2010-2020. The city is now able to delay the need for a future town hall that is in alignment with the board direction to focus available funds and staff capacity on water and sewer infrastructure needs. This It is important to note that funding for the building expansion on Harrison Ave. has no impact on the plan to expand water and wastewater treatment plants, and Enterprise Funds won’t pay either Municipal services building. The plan of the other buildings belonging to the City has not been finalized at this time. Updates will be provided at public meetings to the Board of Directors once available.

City staff will begin operations at the Municipal Services Building beginning March 14 2022.

Thanks to the Community, Board of Directors, Wellington Main Streets Program, Wellington Area Chamber, and City staff for celebrating the completion of this project at the groundbreaking event on March 4, 2022.

Patti Garcia, Kelly Houghteling, Jon Gaiter, Troy Hammon, Tim Whitehouse, Rebekka Kinney, Ashley Macdonald and Hallie Sheldon attend the grand opening of the new Municipal Services Building, March 4, photo courtesy of the City of Wellington
Bicycles parked outside the new City of Wellington Municipal Office at 3rd, photo courtesy of the City of Wellington

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