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Civic Auditorium

The Hanford City Council meets inside the Hanford Civic Auditorium.

HANFORD — The Hanford City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss the Veterans Memorial Building and several other projects the city has going on.

During the study session, Council will discuss a structural evaluation report on the condemned Veteran’s Memorial Building.

In November 2017, Council unanimously decided to close the building after information regarding the building’s roof was brought to light from the city’s public works department. It was later revealed that the building’s bowstring roof trusses were not operating properly and the roof was subject to failure.

This closure sent the organizations who occupied the building, including veterans and seniors, and the events held regularly in the building to find new locations.

The city, which leases the building from Kings County, has asked a structural engineer to provide a detailed analysis of the roof system and a construction solution with an estimated cost for work.

Council will also discuss water system issues and challenges during the study session portion of the meeting.

During the regular meeting, a public hearing to discuss a planned 26-lot gated community on a 4.19-acre parcel located at the southern intersection of Greenfield Avenue and Fitzgerald Lane is also on the agenda, but staff is recommending that issue be continued at the March 20 meeting.

In general business, council will discuss:

  • The corporation yard wash bay renovation project.
  • Awarding a contract for a pavement resurfacing project.
  • Advertising the single- and double-fiberized micro-surfacing project of street pavement.

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