Havelock City Hall will be closed on Thursday as city workers make the transition to the new city hall building.


Havelock City Hall will be closed on Thursday as city workers make the transition to the new city hall building.



The closure will allow city employees to transfer computers, files and other essential items from the old city hall to the new city hall.  The closure will include the customer service, and the water and planning departments, so no transactions will be accepted during the closure.



Craven County District Court had been scheduled to be held at the new city hall on Thursday, but technolgy issues with the new space will mean that court will be held for the last time in the old city hall Thursday, according to city spokesperson Kelsey Petrosky.



The new city hall will officially open to the public on Friday.



Havelock staff is scheduled for a final walkthrough of the new building on Wednesday, according to city manager Frank Bottorff. If the building is accepted from contractor Marand Builders, the Havelock staff will have nine days to finish the transfer of employees, equipment and records into the new city hall. Once that is complete, the old city hall will be turned over to Marand Builders to begin the process of demolishing the structure.