Tiffin City Council chambers renovations complete

Tiffin City Council chambers renovations complete

TIFFIN, OH (WTOL) - After more than four months of meeting in a temporary location, the Tiffin City Council finally has a permanent home to call their own.

Before the renovations began, the Tiffin City Council had to share space with the municipal court for a year.

But since the court moved across the street into the new Seneca County Joint Justice Center, the room became the council’s chambers.

Since December, workers have been busy renovating the space and transforming the courtroom into proper council chambers

By using city employees and getting furniture from local companies, Tiffin was able to bring down renovation costs from the estimated $230,000 to $120,000.

Now that the renovations are done, the space will be the permanent chambers of the Tiffin City Council for years to come.

“The council never had a permanent home. They never had a place that they could come and not have to carry tables in, and carry pitchers of water in. They didn’t have a committee room next door to it where they could go into executive committee if they needed to. So, it really gives them a space that is theirs,” Tiffin City Administrator Dale Thornton said.

Tiffin City Council’s first meeting inside their new chambers is Monday at 7:30 p.m.

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