Medina Moving into New City Hall
MEDINA, Tenn. - It is one of the fastest growing cities in the state, and for that reason, the city of Medina needs more room.
City leaders said their old city hall just got too small.
Medina's new municipal complex may be under construction, but not for long.
"We have low crime, great school system, great churches, and that's the reason people want to be here," said Mayor Vance Coleman.
Mayor Coleman said Medina is now the fourth fastest growing city in the state, and actually outgrew its old building several years ago.
"It just wasn't built to be used as a municipal building," Coleman said. "It was built to be used as a civic center, and when you start housing fire, police and administration, it's just not enough space in it."
Coleman said the new courtroom can comfortably seat 90 people - almost double the number from before.
The city also has another place to keep their fire trucks, and will have its own ambulance.
Mayor Coleman said one of the best parts about the new building is the convenience and the extra parking space.
"I think it's nice," said Gibson County resident Tiffany Brown. "There will be more space, and I think it will bring more business to Medina. More people will come."
Residents said the new $2.3 million building will put their city on the radar - something city officials want.
"I think their frame of mind when they walk in here, they'll be proud of it, proud of what the building represents for their city," Coleman said.
Mayor Coleman said they will officially move into the new building on May 6. There will also be an open house on May 23 from 2 to 7 p.m.
The city is paying for the building through a low-interest federal loan.