Royston City Hall Moving to Temporary Digs

Royston City Hall is moving.

Royston mayor David Jordan plans to announce a new temporary location for Royston City hall at their regular meeting tonight.

In May, the city received approval for a $1.3 million dollar bond issue to turn the current city hall and community center into the new Royston Library and Information Center.

Plans are for the current library to become the new city hall, but that building will also need some refitting.

Royston has been planning for this new library for the past three years.

Jordan said recently the new library will have a wide range of new technology currently unavailable to many of the town’s citizens.

Many of those citizens, Jordan said, need computers to job search, apply for state benefits, do homework, and do research for school.

Royston  has already received a $50,000 grant towards the project as well as almost $500,000 in private funding.

Also on tonight’s agenda, the city council will discuss another expansion of the gas line.

Tonight’ meeting takes place at 6:30p after the public  hearing at 6p on the city’s efforts to be designated an economic opportunity zone by the State Department of Community Affairs.