St. Charles seeking voter approval for a new city hall building

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The new proposed St. Charles City Hall is an $85 million project that will be listed on the ballots in April.

The proposed bond issue needs a 57% majority to pass. Officials said the bond issue would not create a tax increase.

“Technically, our city hall right now is functionally obsolete,” Mayor Dan Borgmeyer said. “We can’t function in it…we now have 540 employees; it’s just become an untenable situation. We have weight-limit problems. We have four people in a room where there should only be one or two.”

The new city hall would be located on the north end of Historic Main Street.

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“It’s going to be a 100,000-square-foot city hall building with no fire suppression. It’s going to be a senior center with some kind of (recreational) center complex connected to it.,” Borgmeyer said.

Renovating the current building would cost millions, according to the mayor. If the proposal is approved, the building would be converted as another government space or sold to a private developer.

St. Charles is planning to launch a campaign in attempt to convince voters.

“It sounds good, but it’s too much and they need to help the citizens out more than putting it into a building,” Martha Landcaster, resident, said.

Others are on board with the proposal.

“St. Charles city is growing so I can see how maybe they would need a bigger city hall to accommodate,” Lauren Boston, resident, said.

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