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Pelham City Hall closed for air testing

(Source: WBRC video)
Updated: Mar. 4, 2019 at 6:31 PM CST
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PELHAM, AL (WBRC) - Pelham City Hall is closed while air quality testing is conducted.

Last week the city was alerted to a spot in the city council chamber. The area has been tested to determine if it was mold.

The fire chief said it hasn’t been determined that it was black mold, but based on those results, they wanted to exercise an abundance of caution and closed city hall.

“We’re not sure it’s black mold yet. what we’re doing right now is trying to be on the safe side,” said Tim Honeycutt, the Pelham Fire Chief and EMA Director. “We did find a small spot that came up in our city council chambers and we felt it was a better option for us to just move everyone over here while they just assess the damage and see exactly what we need to do moving forward.”

People needing building permits can go to the water department. Meanwhile, administrative staff are being housed at the police department.

City council meetings will take place in the courtroom inside the police department and courthouse.

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