City Hall is now HOME in its new location at 195 N. First Street and the staff is ready to accept payments, issue permits, and answer questions for the public. The lobby area at the new location is huge – especially when compared to the lobby at the previous City Hall. We are still putting in the finishing touches and trim work while getting set up and organized.
Many of the old-timers in Kalama will know that this location used to be a bank, most recently Heritage Bank, until 2014. There are old apartment units on the second floor of the building. One City employee says his grandmother used to live in one of the apartments and would go downstairs to her job at the bank. With that history it seems fitting that once the offices are set up, local history buffs will help to set up some historical displays and Kalama artifacts in the lobby area of the new City Hall.
Once completed the City will hold an open house and hopes the community will come take a look as history and the future come together.