City Hall Closes for Two Days as Staff Migrate to New Office

The recent two-day shutdown was to allow the staff to move into the new city hall built along Ocean Boulevard. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Anyone going to Los Fresnos this past weekend might have run into a surprise.

Two flyers posted on the doors of the town administrative building at 200 N. Brazil St. said that the City of Los Fresnos was to be closed Friday, Nov. 8 and Monday Nov. 11.

But in reality, it wasn’t that the city was shut down entirely.

It was only City Hall, the building that houses the municipal government and those who work there.

The reason for the two-day shutdown was to allow the staff to move into the new city hall built along Ocean Boulevard.

The city council had approved the move during an early meeting as it’s a normal procedure for all government-related matters.

The new building, constructed at cost of $3.2 million, will become the city’s pride as it’s the first major project that will take Los Fresnos into another era.

Built by D. Wilson Construction of McAllen, the 11,500-square foot building is twice the size of the old city hall that will be taken over by the police department once it’s vacant and remodeled.

Mayor Polo Narvaez described the new city hall as fantastic.

“This new building is going to have a lot more space for people to conduct city business,” he said. “They won’t have to wait outside to see the municipal judge.”

Narvaez said the existing building did not have enough room to accommodate people waiting to settle court and fine issues.

He also said LFPD will take over the entire old building and a plan is to move the department by the new facility once funds become available.

“We have been working on this new city hall project for quite some time,” he said. “We looked at some existing buildings but it was too costly to fix them up.”

He said they waited for something to meet their needs until the right time came up.

“The new facility is really nice,” he said. “We are now planning a ribbon cutting sometime in the middle of December.”

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