HUDSON — City Council will discuss how the community rooms will be used in the new municipal building in its workshop meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
The purchase of the former PASCO building at 1140 Terex Road for a new city hall provides a building with nearly double the size of a new building, at less than half the cost (including renovations), according to city spokesperson Jody Roberts. She added the new building will allow the city to eliminate the cost of leased space for city offices and will provide space for five community rooms that can be used by residents.
With the renovations nearing completion, council on Oct. 8 will discuss options for rental procedures and requirements and the types of activities that could be held in those spaces.
Legislation authorizing the purchase of tables and chairs for the community rooms was on the agenda for the council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1, but the measure was not approved after a motion to suspend the rules failed by a 3-3 vote. Council member Dennis Hanink (Ward 1) said he felt his colleagues should discuss how the community rooms would be used before voting on the purchase of the furniture.
Five community rooms are planned for the lower level of the new city hall. One is an auditorium space with approximately 50 seats. A 20-seat meeting room also will be available. The third room is large enough for 204 seats, with partitions to break the larger room into three separate rooms with 72 seats each. The goal is to have the rooms available for rental after the first of the year.
Those interested in renting a community room should sign up for updates through the city’s E-News at www.hudson.oh.us/E-News. Information about rental requirements and costs will be distributed to the public through E-News, social media and the city’s website at www.hudson.oh.us when finalized later this year.
Roberts said officials are planning to move out of their current headquarters on Executive Parkway by Oct. 31.
The workshop meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 27 E. Main St.