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Sequim’s City Hall is on the move

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Sequim Gazette staff


The current city hall, 152 W. Cedar St., is relocating with construction set to begin soon on the new city hall and police station.

 

Fourteen staffers will move to two new locations — Suite 17, 609 W. Washington St., and 226 N. Sequim Ave., the former Head Start administrative building, starting Tuesday, Dec. 10.

 

The drop-off utility payment box will move the weekend of Dec. 7-8 in front of JCPenney on the island to the left. Nearby business’ mailbox in front of city hall will move in front of the Clallam Transit Center, too.

 

Jeff Edwards, public works office manager, said city hall will close the current location at noon, Friday, Dec. 6, and reopen Tuesday, Dec. 10.

 

Where you drop off your city utility bills, pick up water quality test kits, buy passes, apply for business licenses will move to Suite 17, next to the current police station.

 

The Head Start building will now offer applications for passports, volunteer services, public information requests, service of process and claims and, job applications. It will house the offices for City Manager Steve Burkett, the two city clerks, Attorney Craig Ritchie and his assistant, the human resources manager, communications and marketing director and the city volunteer coordinator.

 

Ritchie and Barbara Hanna, the communications and marketing director, will be in the new office by Tuesday, Nov. 26, and the rest of the staff will move at a date to be determined.

 

Edwards said Head Start, which continues to operate the school next door, wanted to consolidate its administrative services to Port Angeles so the move worked out for both entities.

 

Along with these moves, three police officers moved out of Suite 13 next to the police station and relocated to Suite 16.

 

Edwards estimates it will save the city more than $1,000 a month after the lease ends this month.

In all, the labor to move and the remodel of the Head Start building and Suite 17 cost the city about $20,000.

 

City hall’s phone number, 683-4139, remains the same.

 

The current police department building, public works, community development, city shop and waste water treatment plant are unaffected by the move.

 

Clallam Transit’s services at the transit center will remain unaffected during construction, Edwards said.  
For more information, call 683-4239.
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