Before City Council members considered Wednesday night remodeling City Hall, they saluted a Brigham Young University basketball player as a hometown hero.
Marty Haws, who played with the BYU squad in the NCAA playoffs, made the city proud by having his name always mentioned with Midvale, said Councilman Kevin Jorgensen, author of a resolution honoring Haws."He is an inspiration to the youth of this city," said Jorgensen.
After the applause, council members got serious and began exploring what to do with City Hall, which violates several fire codes, contains asbestos and has unacceptable handicapped access.
City Engineer Duane Goodyear said the council can pursue options that could cost between $18,000 and $70,000. One plan calls for moving City Council chambers to the front of the building, constructing new offices and moving a city museum.
The most expensive option is construct a combined court and council chamber.
Councilman George Deneris said he doesn't want to hear about remodeling until the asbestos, electrical, handicapped access and water system problems are solved.
Councilwoman JoAnn B. Seghini suggested that an auditorium in the city hall be converted into council chambers.