City Hall’s elevator needs to be fixed

City Hall’s elevator is on its last trip, a contractor with the city said.

“It is at the end of its useful life,” said Mike Snyder, an architect with Gannett-Fleming to City Council Thursday night.

Certification of inspection for the elevator runs out June 30.

Council and the administration are looking at modifying it and it will take nine weeks to modify the elevator, said Adam Winder, general manager of city streets and parks department.

Other issues also are hampering functionality at the building. They include accessibility and security and the building’s roof is leaking and there are problems with heating and air conditioning, said Dave Witmer, on-site construction manager with Reynolds Construction Management Inc.

There are an estimated $650,000 in repairs, according to Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and the city Public Works Committee.

Following council vote, it is expected the bids on the elevator, ramp and security upgrades will go out to determine what the overall costs, Campana said.

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