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A Shoals city will soon have a new state of the art city hall

A Shoals city will soon have a new state-of-the-art city hall.  

The old building in downtown Red Bay in Franklin County was destroyed by fire last May.    

Its replacement is expected to be finished within the next couple of weeks.    

The building will be a breath of fresh air for city workers.  

May 13th 2006, the old municipal building that housed town hall and police station burned to the ground after a squirrel caused a power line to fall on the building.

Since then, city hall has been running out of a cramped store front.

The police station is working out of a sheriff substation.

The new jail, expected to be done in mid-September, is being built at the old municipal location.

In the meantime, inmates are being held at the Franklin County Jail.

The new city hall is downtown on Fourth Avenue.

A grant plus insurance money funded the construction.

Red Bay Mayor Jeff Reid says the city is excited about the new building.  

"Everything's going to be up to date. New wiring, new computers, new phone systems, better energy efficient buildings, total energy efficient building that will last years and years and years."  

Mayor Reid is hoping to move in by July 16th.

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