Evart city offices to return to Depot

Move set for Aug. 24

Evart city offices are set to return to the Depot building on Aug. 24, where services will resume after four years of being relocated to the building at the airport. (Herald Review file photo)

Evart city offices are set to return to the Depot building on Aug. 24, where services will resume after four years of being relocated to the building at the airport. (Herald Review file photo)

EVART — Evart city offices will soon return to the Depot after being relocated to an office building on airport property in 2017.

The Evart city council approved a bid for Allied Moving in Traverse City to relocate the city offices to the Depot building on Aug. 24, for $3,941.88 during a meeting earlier this month.

City clerk Kathy Fiebig told the council that only the one bid had been received for professional moving services.

“Most office movers are downstate and declined to bid the job,” Fiebig said. “One company in the area had no availability until September. Allied Movers is available Aug. 24. They are aware that the Depot floors have just been refinished and will put down plywood or Masonite to protect them.”

The bid includes moving all desks and chairs, tables, file cabinets and all five fire safe file cabinets, she added.

For several months, the city has been working to renovate the Depot with the goal of moving the city offices back into the building.

At a meeting in November 2019, council approved a bid proposal from Mr. Electric in Mt. Pleasant to install IT network infrastructure throughout the building to eliminate the need for wires and cords running across the floors.

In April 2021, council approved a bid for refurbishing and repainting the exterior of the building, and in May, approved a bid to refinish and repair the flooring inside the Depot in preparation for moving the city offices back into the building.

Once the move is completed, city services will resume at the Depot.

“Services may be disrupted on the 23rd and the 25th, although we hope to make a smooth transition,” Fiebig said. “Still, one hopes for the best and prepares for the worst.”

For updated information regarding the move to the Depot building visit evart.org or call 231-734-2181.