Rain delays construction of new Doyle City Hall
By Rima Austin | January 3, 2019 8:38 am
It has been a few years now since rain has replaced snow during the winter months in White County, making it almost impossible for construction projects to be finished on their scheduled dates. This seems to be the case for the new city hall being built in Doyle.
“The rain has really hurt us,” said Doyle Mayor Ray Spivey. “I hope it will be done in a couple of months, but I don’t know what this weather is going to do.”
When asked how far the project has come along, Spivey said the block has been laid but that was it. He went on to say he had hoped he could have had the walls and a roof on at this point, and, if that was done, he could finish the project in the rain.
In order to cut down on expenses, Spivey, having built houses before, is building the hall himself with the help of other professionals he contracts some of the work out to.
“We have been needing one for a long time,” said Spivey. “That one we have now is pretty rough.”
Spivey explained how the city plans to sell the existing city hall to pay for the construction costs of the new one. He said he decided to build it himself to hold down on costs as well. It is being built as an addition to the existing Doyle Fire Department building and will hold two offices as well as an additional meeting room for board meetings that will double as a classroom for the fire department.
The new city hall is located at 5220 McMinnville Highway, and, with a little luck, should be completed by early spring.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Spivey. “I’m very excited.”