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Hewitt city leaders vote to spend millions on new city building

HEWITT, TX (KXXV) - Hewitt's City Council has unanimously approved multi-million dollar financing for a new city facility.

City leaders say a new Wal-Mart Supercenter is the reason they can afford that new building. Officials are banking on the sales and property taxes from the store to cover the costs for the $6.8 million project. The store is expected to open off Sun Valley Boulevard next year. Almost $5 million will go toward a new, nearly 27,000 square foot joint city hall and public library building.

Hewitt City Manager Adam Miles says new buildings have been on the councils "to do list for the last decade."

"The library facility is undersized. We serve several thousand people a month walking into the door. This allows us to continue doing that and it actually allows us to put more of our collection on the shelves. We're looking forward to being the living room of the community."

The new facility will be built right next to the new public safety building.

The rest of the money will be used for several improvement projects around town, including renovating Warren Park.

"This is something that is looking into the future for the citizens,” says Miles. “I think it adds a certain level of community identity to our whole city"

Officials say the city could break ground on the new building by the beginning of the next year.

Click here to view the plans for the future city hall and library facility.
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