The building that served as the City of Albertville’s headquarters for the better part of three decades may be heading back into the public sector.
The Albertville City Council acted Monday to approve city staff’s recommendation to offer the former city hall building, located just across the parking lot from the current Albertville City Hall on Main Avenue, to Family Youth Community Connections, which serves both St. Michael and Albertville, as wells as families from Otsego and Hanover.
The move won’t be official until approved by the FYCC Board of Directors at its regular meeting Wednesday, May 21.
The former city hall has seen its run by both pubic and private entities. Resident Kristen Gordon ran a music/acting school from the building most recently, with several partners. It has also served as a doctor’s office, a studio space for workouts (inFit) and a church gathering space.
Sandy Greninger, head of FYCC, and Adam Nafstad, city administrator for Albertville, said details of the deal would be made public after the board’s final vote Wednesday.
The City of Albertville recently reached a deal with St. Michael-Albertville United to house its offices and indoor practice space at the former Albertville Public Works building (and long ago city hall) across the street on Main, as well. That lease was signed in late 2012, with the STMA United club opening its practice space in Fall 2013.
That relationship, said Nafstad, has been a resounding success. STMA United Director Tom Dawson said several hundred soccer players, part of the club’s competitive program, were able to get additional practice hours in at the facility throughout the winter and prolonged spring (rain, and snow in April moved teams back indoors).