It’s a grand old building filled with more than 100 years of history but it’s been sitting silent and vacant for the last decade. It’s the Carnegie Building that sits across from Alexandria City Hall on 7th Avenue West that was once the home of the Douglas County Library. Now, the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) wants to make it a vibrant part of the community once again.
Fires caused more than $750,000 worth of damage in the Alexandria area last year. Local firefighters prevented nearly $1 million more from going up in smoke. The numbers were presented at Monday’s Alexandria City Council meeting by Fire Chief Jeff Karrow.
Coming soon to a street near you in northwest Alexandria – new overlays.
At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved the first step in next year’s local street improvement projects.
Alexandria City Council members will meet with Douglas County commissioners tomorrow, Wednesday, to talk about a new way of flowing traffic in and around Highway 29 just south of the Interstate 94 interchange.
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