Paducah City Hall located at 300 South 5th Street will be closed Friday, August 31 due to the historic building’s ongoing rehabilitation project and Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. If you need to visit with a department located in City Hall, please make plans accordingly since City Hall functions will not be available on those dates.
This extended closure is to facilitate the removal of the thin concrete surface on the interior of the building around the skylights, also known as the lantern. This surface has deteriorated and needs to be removed and replaced.
Since August 31 is a typical work day, employees who work in City Hall have been given the options of using a vacation or personal day or participating in Project United. Project United is the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County's annual community-wide day of service.
City Manager Jim Arndt says, “This unusual situation with the need to close City Hall has led to an incredible community service and team-building opportunity. I look forward to getting to know the City’s employees while working with local agencies to complete service projects.”
In 2017, Project United had 515 volunteers who completed 49 projects at 22 local non-profit agencies.
In July 2017, City Hall was named to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. In January of this year, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a contract for the first phase of renovations which include the rehabilitation of the roof, concrete overhang (canopy), façade, heating and cooling systems, skylights, windows, and exterior doors.
Date of release: August 24, 2018