The City of Danbury has put out a bid notice seeking minor alterations to City Hall Council Chambers. The dais where the 21 members and Mayor sit was considered crowded even under pre-pandemic standards. The chairs are tightly packed in the front of the room, and there's not much distance to the first row of chairs for the general public.
The Council has been meeting virtually for about a year now.
Plans call for adding a second desk in front of the original one in order to space out the members, and a new handicap ramp to get to the current elevated platform. About 30 chairs in the auditorium space would be eliminated to make way for the changes.
Bids are due to the City by March 25th. The contractor is advised to visit the work site, take all measurements, note all conditions, and fully acquaint themselves with the conditions to fully understand the facility, difficulties and restrictions.