Taft Area Transit to move in in January
Taft's new $2 million transit facility/banquet room is just about complete and Taft Area Transit staff should be moving in in early 2018.
Power to the structure on the 500 block of Supply Row has been hooked up and city staff and Black Hall Construction will be going through a final punch list soon, City Manager Craig Jones said.
After that, the City is going to use some available grant funding to purchase furniture for the TAT offices, Jones said.
There are also a couple of other finishing touches to add.
Taft Oildorado Inc., the group that puts on Taft's Oildorado celebration every five years, is donating a clock to place in the clock tower atop the building.
The clock is 48-inch diameter and will be backlit.
It is valued at $5,465 and will help complete the railroad station design.
The City selected a building design of an oil railway station for the structure in keeping with the theme of the planned Sunset Rails development.
In addition, the City Council is expected to approve a request from Oildorado Inc. to name the banquet room the Oildorado room.
Once the office furniture is in place, staff should be moving in in January.
The building was constructed with a $1.4 million grant for the transit facility and the city added $600,000 from the general fund to build the banquet room on the west side of the structure next to the Oilworker Monument.