City of Cape Girardeau Installs New Chiller at City Hall

Cape Girardeau city officials recently installed a 30-ton Trane high-efficiency chiller unit to cool City Hall at 401 Independence Street — a building municipal officials hope to move out of in the next few months. Completion of the $12.5 million city hall project at 44 N. Lorimier St., set for Oct. 1, has been delayed because of interruptions in the building supply chain; with officials informed certain roofing materials necessary to finish the project’s new addition are unavailable at present. Officials say  a contingency fund set aside for upkeep and maintenance was tapped to provide the $47,317 necessary to buy the chiller, have it installed and have the faulty unit removed. The current city hall, the old Lorimier School, was built in 1937. The city-owned property has housed city hall since 1978.



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