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Herculaneum City Hall is scheduled to reopen July 6 after closing in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once City Hall reopens, only one person will be allowed in the lobby at a time. While masks will not be required, they are encouraged.

“They will not be made fun of if they walk in the door with a mask on,” City Administrator Jim Kasten said. “In fact, we probably might even thank them for doing that.”

When the City Hall reopens, it will be sporting new flooring, Kasten added.

City clerk Stephanie Noce said Monday (June 30) that the new floors had already been installed.

Kasten said he didn’t know how old the previous flooring was but it definitely needed an update.

“I know it predates me coming here, so it's 15 years or older,” Kasten said.

The lobby, which has the most foot traffic, has ceramic tile and the rest of the building has new carpet

“The tile should be easier to clean; that’s the idea,” Kasten said.

The flooring project cost $4,069.92, according to city documents.

Kasten said the city received two bids for the flooring project, and the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously June 15 to award the contract to Hopkins Floor Co. in the Festus area, which submitted the lowest bid

Kasten said the old carpet was light gray, and the new carpet is a darker gray.

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