City officials invite the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new City Hall, to be held in front of the old City Hall at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21.
Last May, voters approved a bond issue for new city facilities that will house fire, police and ambulance services as well as the history museum and administrative offices.
The old city hall will go out with a bang next week, as the police and fire departments will use it for training, which will include active shooter scenarios and smoke bombs being activated.
Demolition of the old building is scheduled to begin April 25, and construction is expected to be complete in the summer of 2017.
The police and fire departments continue to operate on the old site at 319 N. Lake St., while administrative offices have moved across the street to leased space at the Honeywell building, 364 North Lake St. in Boyne City.