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Police vacate City Hall for renovation

Medford police and code enforcement officers have moved out of City Hall to the old Carnegie Library at 413 W. Main St. during ongoing renovations at City Hall.

The departments will remain in the Carnegie building until July, when the $3.3 million in renovations are scheduled to wrap up on City Hall, 411 W. Eighth St.

Police and code enforcement are the last departments to vacate City Hall since the makeover began in the fall.

The mayor's and city manager's offices, finance department, human resources, legal department, purchasing department moved to the leased offices at 451 W. Sixth St. on Oct. 13.

Municipal court and theft program relocated to the Carnegie building Dec. 14.

When completed, City Hall will have new heating and air conditioning systems, light fixture upgrades, replacement of water lines and a remodel of council chambers and some offices.

The city estimates the upgrades will reduce electric costs by about $30,000 per year (about 41 percent of annual costs) in addition to a rebate of $100,000 from the Oregon Energy Trust.

City Hall will be closed until July.