Brick is expected to go up “sometime in December,” according to City Council Member Linda Sledge Johnson.
The project is proceeding according to plan, despite rainy weather earlier this season.
“It’s on schedule; we’re coming in a few days behind because of the previous weather,” Johnson explained.
When the outer part of the building is complete, crews will begin working on paving the street behind it, as well as the parking lot, Johnson said.
City Council opted, during the November meeting, to name the street behind City Hall Fairmount Lane and to dedicate the building to the citizens and to the town’s founding fathers.
Johnson said the city hopes to eventually connect Fairmount Lane to North Avenue. It is currently an offshoot of Highway 411.
According to Fairmount Mayor Harry Pierce in a previous interview, the outer part of the building is being funded with SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) dollars, while its parking lot will be paid for through capital outlay funds.
The two-story structure will include six offices, a fireproof record room and evidence rooms, public bathrooms and a lobby. The upstairs will contain a library, library storage and space for five future offices.
The city has had to lease a building for municipal operations in the past.