Ribbon Cutting Held For New Entrance At City County Building

The new entrance on the north end of the Fond du
Lac City-County Building is now open for public use. A ribbon-cutting ceremony
was held prior to the County Board’s meeting Tuesday night. County Board
Chairman Marty Farrell says the new entrance now provides an elevator to help
those with handicaps better access to the building. He says he’s still
old-fashioned enough to believe in progress and the new entrance is progress.
County Executive Al Buechel says during
meetings in a room off the old entrance he could see people with disabilities
struggle to get into the building. He says it was extremely difficult getting up
the stairs, but they made it.
He says the new entrance
also gives them an option for a security checkpoint, something that they won’t
be using at this time. But he says it’s something they will be discussing in the
future. City Manager Joe Moore
also made some comments during the ceremony. Former Fond du Lac Police Chief and
County Board member Mel Heller had the honor of cutting the ribbon. Heller, who
is 90 years old now, got a laugh from the crowd saying at one time he would have
just shot the ribbon. Although he arrived in a wheel chair, he stood to cut the

The new entrance. 

Mel Heller with Al Buechel.

Joe Moore with Heller. 

Steve “Axle” Hinkley shared this photo with us.