Maurice City Hall renovations complete

Posted at 5:16 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 18:16:37-04

The Maurice City Hall renovations are complete. 

At this week’s council meeting, officials formally accepted completion of the project. 

Since the building was flooded in August 2016, two FEMA trailers have been serving as a makeshift city hall. The project was bid out last fall, after more than a year of city officials struggling with the state and FEMA in an attempt to get help. Finally, FEMA agreed to help restore city hall and the police station back to their pre-flood conditions. 

On Friday, the move in starts. 

"On Friday, our supplier will be moving in our office furniture that we had to replace," said Mayor Wayne Theriot. "We had to replace everything in the building because it was destroyed by the floods."

Theriot said some spaces were moved around to make the building more efficient. 

"We did some reallocation of work space. We put some collection points in what used to be the Mayor’s office," he said. "We gave that up and we put some collection points to make it more work friendly."

The flood left around two feet of water inside the municipal facility, destroying the city hall property and the equipment inside the building.