Historic Williams City Hall gets facelift

Working only at night to beat the August heat, painters have given Williams City Hall and Fire Department a whole new look.

In less than a week, Williams’ historic city offices and adjacent fire station were given a much-needed facelift.

“The building was last painted in the 1980s and a coat of paint is well overdue,” said City Planner Monica Stegall.

The Planning Commission approved the earth-tone pallet on July 24. The main color, Pismo Dunes, is accented by Ashen Tan and Classic Gray.

Because the colors are not part of the City’s approved color palette, it required city staff to go through the Williams Planning Commission for approval.

With the exception of single-family residential development, the city zoning code establishes the design and review process on non-approved colors to avoid colors that would clash with other existing buildings and structures, Stegall said.

The red window awnings and awning above the tiled front entrance of the Spanish Revival structure were removed prior to City Hall being painted, and could be replaced entirely, officials said. Window replacement and repairs, along with new signage, are also part of the overall project, costing about $30,000.

All Superior Custom Painting, a Yuba City company, painted the historic structure.

“City staff put a good amount of time and thought into how the building should be painted and feel the selected colors to be something different that what has been historically on the building, yet classy and timeless,” Stegall noted.

City Hall and the Fire Department have remained open during the renovations, which have occurred primarily at night.

Additional work is expected to be completed in the coming week. ■