For the past few months, construction equipment, noise, occupied parking spaces and a tarp above the main entry have been ever present at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 High St.

They are part of a roof-repair project and standard maintenance, according to city leaders. The roof repairs included in the project are expected to be "substantially done" by early December, weather permitting, according to project manager Rob Chandler.

"We've had issues with leaking through the roof for years," said Dan Whited, director of service and engineering for the city.

The Worthington Municipal Building was constructed in 1992 and was designed to maintain an older look and feel consistent with other buildings in Worthington, Chandler said.

The total cost of the project is $100,000. It consisted mostly of repairing steep-slope shingles and replacing siding, according to Chandler.

"It will retain the same look," he said of the repairs to the municipal building.

Chandler said those repairs are in addition to the work on four "faux chimneys," which was started over the summer and completed in September. It was a separate project from the current repairs.

He said city leaders hope to complete work on the windows and doors in 2019 and have plans in April to repair the roof of the Worthington Division of Fire & EMS station, 6500 N. High St.

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