Radon, mold forces Homestead city workers to move
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida city has voted to move employees out of their current city hall building after a recent report found mold and radioactive gas in the facility.
Monday evening, the City of Homestead voted to relocate employees after an environmental report found that the city hall was full of mold and contaminated with radon, a radioactive, cancer-causing gas. "We've decided to move our employees from this old building that has some problems with mold and radon, and we're going to move them to a safer place," said Homestead Vice Mayor Jon Burgess. "Secondly, we decided to revitalize our downtown by moving the city hall to the site we started on six years ago."
There were plans years ago to build a new city hall but those were scrapped because of cost concerns.
A meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday to discuss plans for the new building.
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