Mold forces City Hall offices to relocate

West Lafayette City Hall (Provided Photo/ WLFI)
West Lafayette City Hall (Provided Photo/ WLFI)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – During an air quality survey following two incidents of water pipes bursting, a significant amount of mold was discovered in city hall.

Employees started having a reaction to the mold in the air after fans were being used to dry the basement. To solve the problem, the city is looking for a company to come in and replace all the drywall and remove the mold, 24-Hour News 8’s sister station WLFI reports.

In the meantime, everyone in the building must be relocated. Most of the offices will be moving to the West Lafayette Police Department, including the mayor’s office and clerk treasurers office.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said some offices may be housed at Fire Station 1 as well.

Dennis said there was no timeline on how long it will take to be relocated, and he is not sure when every office will make the move.

Also, all future meetings will have to be relocate during the following weeks and those locations have not been determined yet.

Dennis said the worst case scenario is if they begin the cleaning process and they find more mold, it may not be worth repairing. In that case, Dennis said they would expedite plans to relocate.

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