Cornelia city employees prepare to move into new municipal complex

It’s almost moving day in the City of Cornelia! After a year of construction, city officials are preparing to move into the new Municipal Complex.

City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, August 4, and Wednesday, August 5, as officials move into their new offices. Cornelia City Hall will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 6.

Cornelia City Manager Donald “Dee” Anderson speaks during the topping-out ceremony on Sept. 6, 2019. (Daniel Purcell/Now Habersham)

When it does reopen, you may be able to pick up some good buys.

The city will hold a public surplus sale on used office furniture and equipment from the administration offices and police department. The sale is scheduled from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, at 181 Larkin Street and 163 Larkin Street in Cornelia.

A notice from the city states that only cash and checks will be accepted. Buyers must remove all items from the premises by 3 p.m. Friday, August 7. The city will not hold items without payment and no returns will be accepted.

A new building. A new era.

Cornelia firefighters were among those who signed their names to the last beam hoisted atop the new Cornelia Municipal Complex. (Daniel Purcell/Now Habersham)

Cornelia broke ground on its new municipal complex on March 19, 2019. Construction began last summer. A topping-out ceremony was held on September 6, 2019, as the final truss was raised. At the time, City Manager Dee Anderson said, “This building is really getting us into the 21st century and it’s going to carry us for the next 50 years.

The complex is ADA compliant and replaces the 1965 library building that currently houses City Hall. The $8.9 million facility consists of two buildings. One will house a combined administrative office and police department. The other is a new firehouse.

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