Ozark City Hall

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the city of Ozark’s new municipal building.

Employees have begun moving in, setting up furniture and storing records.

Work on the 36,000 square foot building began in July of last year.

When completed, the facility will house the offices of the mayor and city council, the utilities board, the economic development office and most city departments.

Mayor Bob Bunting says the city borrowed $4 million to pay for the project, but the structure will actually cost less than $3.3 million because a construction manager was hired to over-see the work.

Mayor Bunting says the leftover money will be used for improvements in the College Street area of Ozark, including a new sports complex.

A dedication ceremony and an open house to let the public tour the new municipal building is set for Jan. 10.