The new Alcoa City Service Center was dedicated during a brief ceremony at the facility just off North Wright Road recently.
During the Nov. 19 event, the public toured the building and saw how different departments now have more room to better do their jobs and can be more efficient as they are all in one building.
City departments with a presence at the facility include public works, engineering, support service, sanitation, streets, wastewater, water, finance department, credit union, health clinic, meter division and electric department.
Alcoa Mayor Don Mull said the facility is a step forward for the city employees and the city’s citizens. For years the city had its various departments in various locations. “Having it in one location makes it easier to come get service, whether it be with the electric department or public works,” he said.
Mull said the building is a much finer facility than where employees previously were housed.
“We’ve had them in deteriorating facilities. It is such a great place now, and it is great having it where everyone who needs the facility knows where to come,” the mayor said. “Having all the facilities there and all the supplies in one location makes it so much more cost effective for operational purposes.”
The facility has 44,000 square feet of warehouse space, 40,000 square feet of office space and 41,250 square feet of storage space for vehicles.