Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New LED Light Fixtures in City Hall Parking Lot

Masson's Electric of Adrian and the City of Adrian DPW employees have been installing additional light poles in the south Toledo Street parking lot behind City Hall this week. The light poles use LED bulbs which run more efficiently and for significantly longer periods of time before needing replacement.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fencing and Flowers

Check out the beautiful mums City Parks and Forestry workers recently planted in the flower bed behind City Hall. Fencing from Adrian's Dale's Fencing is now being installed around the flower beds and along the north side of the parking lot behind City Hall to help maintain the area.

Flag Poles Installed Behind City Hall

Flag Poles were installed by City of Adrian DPW workers with the assistance of the rigging from the company who replaced the roof on City Hall.

Flags and Flowers in the Courtyard Behind City Hall

The area behind City Hall was filled in recently with brick, concrete and flowerbeds to create a courtyard. This will allow the area to be used by parks and recreation and the library for music events, movies, and other events.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Landscaping for City Hall Parking Lot

Today our City of Adrian Parks and Forestry employees planted Elm trees along the edges of the parking lot and Spruce trees down the middle of the lot.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

City Hall Parking Lot Transformation

Over the last week significant work has taken place in the parking lot behind city hall, library and The Croswell Theater. Changes take place daily as city DPW workers and contractors strive to get the majority of the work completed in time for Art-A-Licious which takes place September 17 and 18. These photos show the curb and gutter work.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

North Side of City Hall

The sidewalk area immediately north of city hall is being transformed into a open plaza area similar to the brick area behind the library. The circle driveway, flower bed, and trees have been removed. The flags poles were temporary removed and the sidewalk has been demolished to make way for the new plaza. City Hall is still open for business and we hope you will pardon the dust while we complete this transformation. The Bank of Lenawee time capsule that was located in the circle flower bed has been recovered and will be given to First Federal Bank.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

City Hall Parking Lot Bioswale Prep Work

City of Adrian Department of Public Work employees continue to work on the parking lot behind city hall in preparation for the installation of a bioswale. The bioswale is a environmentally friendly retention basin. When completed it will run the length of the parking lot and capture run off from the parking lot. The photo looking down on the parking lot was taken from the second floor of city hall. Please visit city hall and check out the view.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

City Hall Demo - July 28, 2010

Slusarski Excavating & Paving continues to demo the "old" city hall. The building is now a shell of the original.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Demolition of Old City Hall

Work continues on the demolition of the "old" city hall by Slusarski Excavating & Paving. Recent work included the removal of sections of the roof and steel.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

City Hall Parking Lot Prep Work

The south Toledo Street parking lot which serves the City Hall, Library, Croswell, and local businesses will be redesigned as part of the city complex project. The goal is to create a pedestrian friendly lot which requires little maintenance. Service Electric was recently awarded the bid to put in new LED lighting. Prep work for this project has started. Much of the prep work will be completed by the City's DPW staff. In these photos you can see them hard at work.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Aunt Laura On The Move

The soon to be 101 year old statue of Laura Haviland, also known as Aunt Laura, was moved yesterday from the front of the old City Hall under the guidance of Flatlanders Sculpture Supply and Gallery from Blissfield. Floyd's Rigging and Machinery Movers from Adrian conducted the move. Aunt Laura was moved in preparation for the demolishment of the old City Hall. She was moved to storage at our Parks and Forestry building to keep her from harm during the demo. Movement of a 15,000 pound statue is no easy feat but the crews from Flatlanders, Floyd's and city staff did a great job. It is expected that Aunt Laura will be returned to the site of the old City Hall at a future date.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Auction At Old City Hall

A auction will take place on June 2 at 3 p.m. at the old City Hall. The City Hall is located at 110 E. Church Street. The furnishings, landscaping, etc. will all be auctioned off by J.M. Auction Service. Check out the auction details at

While these pictures may lead you to believe Aunt Laura's statue is included in the auction she is not! The statue's final location has not been determined but she will remain the property of the City of Adrian.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Courtyard Between Police Station and Chambers

The landscaping in the courtyard between the new police station and the Chambers building was completed recently. Kudos to our hard working Parks & Forestry crew. The landscaping is beautiful. Please stop by and check out Adrian's newest green space.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Municipal Complex Open House

On Saturday May 8 the City of Adrian dedicated the municipal complex. These photos show the crowds attending the dedication which took place in the City Chambers due to the weather. Mayor McDowell, city administrator Dane Nelson and Brittani Farrington, a student from Lenawee Christian High School, and a mayor's youth council member spoke and a flag was presented by Representative Dudley Spade to Mayor McDowell and five of our former mayors. City staff volunteered their time to host a open house at City Hall, the Chambers, the Parks & Forestry building. Guided tours of the new police station and the recently renovated library were also provided.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Municipal Complex Open House

Please join us for the City of Adrian's Municipal Complex Dedication and Open House on Saturday May 8. The dedication will take place at 10 am at the City Chambers building on the corner of Maumee and Broad Streets. Followed by a open house of the Municipal Complex City Hall, Library, Police Station, City Chambers buildings on Maumee and the new Parks and Forestry building which is located on Miles Drive.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Police Parking Lot Blacktop

The Adrian Police Department plans to become operational on Monday May 3 at their new home at 155 E. Maumee Street per Chief Terry Collins. Before they can move in the police parking lot has to be installed for their vehicles. Today Slusarski Excavating & Paving from Adrian put down the blacktop.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Parks & Forestry Staff Landscape Courtyard

Landscaping work around the new Police Station and City Chambers has started. City of Adrian Parks & Forestry employees Steve Chesher, Jim Karle, and John Knauss planted annuals in the courtyard between the new Police Station and the City Chambers building on Tuesday April 27, 2010.