Los Fresnos News

City Celebrates New Municipal Building

Attendees hear a word from City Manager Mark Milum during the celebration of the new city hall. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The employees with the City of Los Fresnos could not be more proud as they are now in a brand new municipal building that houses the administrative offices as well as the local chamber of commerce.

Officials predict the $3.2 million facility will prepare the city for the next 70 years or more as the town of some 8,000 residents keeps growing by leaps and bounds.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, a citywide celebration took place to officially let the townspeople know where some of their tax money is going.

The city had to finance the construction of the 11,000-square-foot building through certificates of obligation and it will take years to pay if off.

Nevertheless, officials said the city is in good financial shape and it will take care of its debt.

The celebration took place in a festival-like atmosphere with rides and games for children, two concerts, hot dogs, cookies and other amenities.

The building is now the home of some 20-plus city employees, the two-person staff with Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce and for the economic advisor, or liaison, for Los Fresnos Community Development Corp.

Texas Show Down Band played several tunes during the event. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

Mark Milum, the city’s manager, welcomed the crowd saying they are fortunate for having such a brand new facility which he described as a tremendous success for the city.

“This is the sixth city hall location,” he said. “Our growth has been tremendous and we needed a building such as this one.”

Milum said the old city hall had 4,700 square feet, compared to 11,000-plus square feet the new one has.

“This building is a tribute to the past, to present,” he said, “and to future generations.”

The celebration included presentations by a number of elected officials, area pastors, music provided by Conjunto Halcon with the local school district and the Texas Show Down Band.

Walmart and Los Fresnos PRCA were two of several organizations that participated in the event. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

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