The renovation of a former U.S. Army Reserve facility just northwest of the Wood River City Hall will soon result in the sale of another building. The City Council approved the purchase of the Albert J. Ellison Reserve Center at 100 Anderson Avenue nearly two years ago. The city has been rehabbing the building in preparation of consolidating all of its public services operations.
Wood River Public Services Director Steve Palen says there has been a lot going on behind the scenes to get to this point.
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The building the city hopes to sell the building currently serving as the department’s operations center. Palen says it includes some office space, and plenty of room to store equipment. The city council is expected to put the building on the market at its next meeting.
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