Ft. Mitchell to Dedicate New City Buidling in Public Ceremony
The City of Ft. Mitchell will unveil its newly expanded and renovated city building to the public on Saturday, September 19.
An open house is scheduled from 2 - 5 p.m. with a building dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. The City Building is located at 2355 Dixie Highway.
The $3.5 million expansion project included a 5,000 sq. ft. addition. A new public entranceway includes an expanded lobby and with access to the new council chambers.
There are two new ambulance bays that can now access Dixie Highway directly. The police and fire departments have expanded offices and parking for employees and visitors has been greatly expanded. Additional parking will be completed next year as well as the addition of a small pocket park along the highway.
“Because of the fiscal responsibility of previous city council members and mayors, our city is in top financial shape and the building project was paid for without incurring any loans or debt,” said Mayor Jude Hehman. “The vision for the project has been underway for many years and we are proud to bring it to completion and allow the public to enjoy this beautiful new facility.”
Hehman served on City Council for ten years prior to being elected mayor in 2014.
“The employees are thrilled with the new space and now have plenty of room for departments to be located together, which leads to a more cohesive working environment,” said City Administrator Sharmili Reddy. “We are also thrilled with the Christ Hospital Wellness Room that opened this week and will help keep our first responders and employees healthy.”
The Christ Hospital Health Network donated $17,000 worth of exercise equipment for a Wellness Room developed in the new city building.
Christ is planning a medical building as part of a mixed used development at the former landmark Drawbridge Inn site in Ft. Mitchell
The City of Fort Mitchell is very grateful to The Christ Hospital for providing new equipment for our Wellness Room for city employees," said Hehman. "There is nothing more important than health, and the new equipment will help build healthier lifestyles for our first responders and employees. We look forward to watching the progress of our staff and thank the administrators of The Christ Hospital for their generosity."
"One of our major goals is improving patient access by taking healthcare directly to where people live and work," said Vic DiPilla, vice president and chief business development officer at Christ. "What better way to achieve that goal than helping establish the Wellness Room at the new Fort Mitchell City Building. Employees including police, fire and EMS first responders can exercise, workout and improve their health without ever leaving the city building. It is especially to support first responders in Fort Mitchell and all communities. At The Christ Hospital, we see every day the important role first responders play in taking care of our loved ones and keeping our communities safe.
The City employs 50 individuals and its first responders serve the cities of Crestview Hills and Lakeside Park. Former mayors and council members have been invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and take tours of the new building.
“The City Building is something our residents and businesses can be proud of,” the mayor said.