The City of Pinehurst made the move to their new home official Tuesday morning. Before an attendance of about 100 citizens, Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce board members and local business owners Mayor T.W. Permenter cut the ribbon to officially open the new city hall.

Orange county government was represented by County Judge Carl Thibodeaux and all four county commissioners. Bridge City mayor Kirk Roccaforte, West Orange mayor Roy McDonald and Orange mayor Brown Claybar also attended.

The new city hall is modern, spacious, efficient and comfortable. There is ample space for the city government offices, a large area for the city council meetings with separate entrance. The police department has their offices in a separate part of the building. The Pinehurst Fire Department will remain headquartered at the old city complex on Mockingbird Street. It will take about a year for arrangements to be made and the building for the fire department to be relocated to the MLK site.

After Mayor Permenter cut the ribbon, he said, “All right, let’s go in and party.” He posed for pictures with the city council members and then went in to oversee the serving of refreshments and the tours of the new office complex.