E.C. officials gear up for temporary move from City Hall

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Next week, the city government of Eau Claire will begin its temporary move out of City Hall in downtown.

It's part of a three-year project to renovate the 100-year-old facility, but the move does come with some challenges.

Next week, offices on the north wing of city hall, including payroll and human resources, will be moved to the city's temporary site on prairie lane.

"Being able to pay our bills and pay our employees in a timely way is really important. So, just making sure that transition goes smoothly and within the time frames of our commitments to our vendors and our employees," Eau Claire city manager Dale Peters said to WEAU 13 News on Thursday.

The rest of the staff will move over the following week.

Peters says the elections office will be run from its new, permanent site under fire station number two - connected to city hall.

The Eau Claire City Council will shift its meetings to the Eau Claire County Board room and many of the city's other committees will hold meetings at sites throughout Eau Claire.

"Having boards and commissions in multiple buildings will have its challenges, but we're looking at it as an opportunity for these boards and commissions to see our facilities and see our community in different places and in different ways,” Peters said.