DADE CITY — Demolition of the old City Hall is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning, shortly after city commissioners gather for photos in front of the Meridian Avenue building.
Barricades to protect nearby trees went up Thursday and workers will finish clearing out the building Monday and Tuesday, said City Manager Billy Poe. Cross Construction of Zephyrhills was awarded a $91,000 contract earlier this year to bring the building down. The company has 45 days to complete the work, but Poe said officials believe it should only take about three weeks.
Employees began moving offices out of the historic building last year, with some moving into an adjacent annex on Meridian Avenue and others into the train depot at the east end of Meridian.