Fort Pierre City Council Takes No Action On Appraisal Of City Shop

(KCCR) — The Fort Pierre City Council ended up taking no action Tuesday night on getting the city’s work shop appraised. Mayor Gloria Hanson says the Council has considered a new city shop and possibly new city offices for nearly a decade…

“We talk about keeping the city shop.  In the past couple of years, maybe three years we have had to rent additional storage space, which costs us about 24-25-thousand a year.  And we have discussed the fact that that could be utilized as a loan payment if we add on; make improvements to the current shop or whether we investigate selling the city shop and building something that perhaps might include city hall.”
Hanson thought the best first step was to see what the current city shop was worth, but Councilman Bob Ricketts thought differently…

“I think we need to try and figure out what we’re looking for for square footage for space here.  And if we are thinking about putting a…building a city office somewhere we should maybe separate that out.”
Public Works Director Rick Hahn says Fort Pierre has a few different options…

“It kinda depends on where the property is.  You know, what the location is…we have some options that we can put it in the vicinity of the shop.  May not be directly connected, but it’s within a couple 100 feet.  And then we have other locations that are not so conducive to an office, but.  And then have locations to where an office is not so conducive to have a shop around.  A lot of cities have both.”
A motion to approve the appraisal by Council member Todd Burnhard died for lack of a second.