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Pembroke city hall renovations to begin soon
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Pembroke City Council met in a called meeting Monday evening and held an hour long executive session do discuss personnel - the city administrator's position.

They narrowed the candidates down to five, according to City Clerk Betty Hill, and hope to narrow it down to three by the next city council meeting, at which point they would release names.

After executive session, council confirmed plans to begin renovations to City Hall, funds for which were allocated from a previous SPLOST cycle allowing up to $535,000 for municipal renovations.

"We are allowed renovation funds up to that amount, but these renovations won't cost near that much," said Patsi Smith of City Hall.

The final estimated figure for the current city hall project is not yet known, she said.

"We're making sure we are all on the same page with the changes before we start," Pembroke Mayor Judy Cook said.

"Plans are going to be finalized soon, and we should begin construction in March," she said.

The current, large council room will be converted into a council meeting room with additional office space, the floor will be redone, and a fresh coat of paint through out are among the plans, according to discussion.

The floor will be changed to something that does not need to be redone like the commercial tile now in City Hall, according to council member Tiffany Walraven.

"The new floor should not need to be taken up again. What we're doing is more durable than commercial floor tile, and will last a long time," she said.

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