Say bye to Rayville City Hall?

County officials talk demolition for vacant, vandalized building

Ray County acquired the old city hall building of Rayville after the town disincorporated in 2012. Since then, it has fallen into disrepair and is plagued by mold and graffiti. County officials have begun talks of tearing the building down. (Photo by Leah Wankum/Richmond News)

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor

The old city hall building in Rayville may be in its last days.

After the town of Rayville disincorporated in 2012 and the county acquired the city hall building, it has gradually fallen into disrepair. Graffiti covers part of the building’s exterior; mold in the building, especially in the kitchen, makes the building unpresentable. County officials Wednesday morning discussed the building’s condition and talked about tearing it down.

“They’re destroying it,” said County Clerk Glenda Powell to the commissioners. “There’s graffiti all over the place. What are we going to do?”

The complete story is in the Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 Richmond News.

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