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Commissioners talk WG&L renovations

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

City leaders are asking commissioners for three and a half million dollars to renovate the historic Water, Gas, and Light building, but one commissioner questions whether that's the best option.

The building constructed in the 11930's and needs new duct work, and other improvements.

Commissioner Bobby Coleman suggested it might be cheaper to move into another building, or build new office space.

Commissioner Tommie Postell says the building is a hub for downtown, and needs to remain occupied.

“If you leave that, you don't have any other use for it, so it will just be a big empty building over there downtown, and we are trying to revitalize downtown,” says Commissioner Tommie Postell, Ward VI.

The money would also be used to replace all the windows and make repairs to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors.

Commissioners tabled the issue until they get more information.

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