Wednesday, March 14, 2012

LGU Alegria refurbishes municipal administrative building

The municipal officials of Alegria, Surigao del Norte under the administration of Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr. approved fund for the renovation and development of its old municipal administrative building which started in the middle of year 2011. The administrative building is the headquarter of major municipal offices providing basic services to Alegriahanons like the offices of Treasury, Accounting, Budget, Human Resources, Planning and Development, Registrar, Assessor and Sanggunian Bayan with government line agencies like DILG, COMELEC, PNP and Pop. Com. The Mayor’s office and other municipal and national government offices have dwell in their offices at separate buildings within the municipal site. 

Recent renovation of the old administrative building in progress include the change of roofing, replacement of wall and window structures at the second floor which were done last year. Since March 8, 2012, there is ongoing construction for the expansion of about 120 sq. m to the west of the administrative building. The Planning and Development Officer Mr. Edipolo Mosquito, Jr. revealed that such repairs and development is urgent and priority. Once the renovation is completed, the Sangguniang Bayan Office will occupy the second floor while the major municipal departments will utilize the first floor. 

This administrative building estimated to be 33 years old already, which established sometimes in 1979 during the administration of Mayor Pedro A. Umipig. Years later, there are major renovations made on the building notably during the administration of Mayor Ruben O. Zamora who served from 1986-1998 when he established attached building to the left and right parts of the main administrative building for the legislative office and judiciary office respectively so that the main administrative building be placed at the center. The administration then called the center administrative building as the office of executive. 

Meanwhile in 2010, the administration of Mayor Esma started to establish a new and colossal size yet expensive administrative center within the periphery of municipal ground located at Barangay Gamuton – about 200 meters south from the present administrative building. However, at present the project construction is temporarily at halt subject to the availability of funds.

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