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Dover City Manager Proposes New City Hall Addition

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DOVER, Del.- The city of Dover recently opened a multi-million dollar library and now some city officials say more money needs to be spent for a City Hall addition.

"Consolidating all of our operations back into a larger city hall was one avenue that I feel needs to be explored," said Dover city manager, Scott Koenig.

Koenig is proposing 15 Loockerman Plaza, which is connected to City Hall, be demolished and a larger one built in its place. But at a cost of $10 million to $12 million, not everyone is on board with the idea.

"In this economy I think they need to consider finding bids that are lower and spend money in other valuable ways instead of just a new building," Leonard Smoot said.

The city said maintenance on older buildings is costing more than it should.

"Add up the things that need to be done to these older buildings, we're roughly 2-plus million dollars of improvements that need to be done to these buildings to maintain the building as they are," Koenig said.

If plans for the new building continue, then a public referendum will need to be held.

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