Million-Dollar City Hall Roof Not So Shabby 10-06-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Million-Dollar City Hall Roof Not So Shabby 10-06-2010

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for a controversial roofing project for Bay City's city hall building.
Officials said they now plan to apply for tax credits from the state in the range of $373,000 to as much as $463,000.
If they get it, it would go back into the general fund, possibly as early as this year. But first officials have to go through a few steps.
"We did make the block here at city hall, including the museum, a historic district. We have to get an appraisal done of city hall and then we will apply for those, so there is a process," explained Dana Muscott, Deputy City Manager of Administrative Services.
TV5 dug through the details and learned after the cost of the new roof ballooned to $1.6 million, city officials decided to take $600,000 from the Bay City general fund to cover that increase. This came at a time when the city was laying off city workers, including police and firefighters.
TV5 asked if some police and firefighters could return to the job since Bay City will essentially be getting money back with the help of these tax credits.
Officials weren't yet able to answer that question.

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