By Conrad Dudderar
The City of Yukon is paying $179,000 for more office space in the Yukon City Hall complex.
City staff will now occupy the entire building on the southwest corner of Fifth and Main.
The city council has approved a real estate purchase contract with the Karen Kay Graves Trust for 6 South 5th Street in the Lake Addition.
Graves, a longtime Yukon realtor, said the space is 1,652 square feet and has a new central heat and air system.
The office is next to the City of Yukon’s human resources department.
“This will give us the complete corner lot there at 5th and Main Street,” Yukon City Manager Tammy Kretchmar explained. “We will be able to move our IT (Information Technology) Department into those offices.”
Kretchmar explained the new offices will provide more space for city staff and allow personnel to move as needed.
“We’re very excited because this will give us a great opportunity, and we don’t feel like this opportunity will come around very often,” she said. “We appreciate her (Graves) giving us the opportunity.”
The property sale is due to close by June 7, according to the real estate contract.
Graves told the council that Yukon City Hall employees have been “good neighbors” over the years.
Yukon City Hall has been housed at 500 W Main for nearly 25 years. The downtown building previously was Yukon’s public library and a bank.