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Union Gap to demolish city hall; build new one

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UNION GAP, Wash.-- The Union Gap City Council made a decision this week on what to do about the mold problem at city hall.

They're now planning to demolish the current city hall and build a new one on the same spot. The city estimates the project will cost four million dollars at most. They hope that taxes from new businesses will help get the project going.

They say the old building just couldn't be salvaged.

"Multiple roofing systems that have failed multiple times and... It's just... This is just a total loss," says Mayor Jim Lemon.

The mayor says construction should start next year. The new building will also house the police station and a new library. The fire station also has mold, but the city says they'll simply clean that building out.