City Hall Happenings

Ausland Group Giving Historic Courthouse a Stronger Foundation – by Julia Wright

Ausland Group is just a few days away from completing the seismic upgrades on the historic Jacksonville Courthouse.

City Council to Honor Wendt and Smith

At its April 7, 2015 City Council meeting, Jacksonville Mayor Paul Becker will honor Clara Wendt and Larry Smith for their many years of public service. The meeting starts at 6 pm at Old City […]

Historic Action Moves Courthouse Renovation Forward

At its March 3, 2015 meeting, the City Council took historic action when it voted to approve three key contracts for Phase I in the renovation of the historic courthouse into city offices.  The Review […]

Earthshaking News on Courthouse Renovation

At 2 pm on Thursday, February 26, Mayor Paul Becker and others gathered at City Hall to open and review 4 contractor bids for the seismic upgrade portion of the historic courthouse renovation. Bids were […]

“Update on Project Fund Financials” Memo

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Letter to the Editor: U.S. Hotel Condition

The old U. S. Hotel may, indeed, have condition problems, as identified in the front page article by Tony Boom on the old brick lady and her structural issues as alleged by concerned citizen Larry Smith in the Wednesday, January 14 issue of the Medford Tribune. They are not likely unique to the hotel, however.

Safety of Jacksonville’s historic U.S. Hotel subject of debate

By Tony Boom
for the Mail Tribune
Posted Jan. 13, 2015 @ 5:51 pm
Updated Jan 13, 2015 at 9:56 PM
A local history buff says the iconic Jacksonville building is in trouble, but others disagree

JACKSONVILLE — Mortar slowly […]

New Britt Parking Lot Complies with Code, Council Says

By Tony Boom
for the Mail Tribune
Posted Jan. 7, 2015 @ 5:36 pm

After nearly two hours of testimony, deliberation and debate on definitions for structures, driveways, shoulders, foundations and roadways, the City Council ruled Tuesday that […]

One Giant Step for Courthouse

See plans for Phase 1 of the General Construction Plan for seismic upgrades and more of the $1.1 million Jacksonville Courthouse project to convert the historic building into city offices.

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Jacksonville OKs plans for 1883 Courthouse Remodel

From Mail Tribune by Tony Boom

JACKSONVILLE — The City Council unanimously approved plans Tuesday for the first phase of restoration of the 1883 courthouse building for use as City Hall. But approval from agencies must […]