The Kokomo Board of Public Works & Safety is expected to open bids today on the interior work. That project is scheduled to begin next month and be completed this year.
In addition to the council chamber and the atrium staircase, the work will also include a glass exhibit case to replace the tinted windows which currently separate the Kokomo Police Department from the atrium.
The atrium will get new flooring, and new wall coverings will brighten up the bulkheads from the ground floor all the way up to the central skylight.
The Robert Louks conference room on the first floor will be renovated, and the entryway to the conference room will become a double door in an attempt to be a bit more inviting to the public.
Finally, the solid wall separating the council chamber from the atrium will be replaced with glass paneling, something that might be of special benefit if the city council ever hosts a meeting with an overflow crowd.
The massive desk the council members sit behind won’t change, but the curtains behind the desk will be removed. City officials are planning some kind of a mural, with scenes from Kokomo, as the new backdrop.
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