Vale elected leaders will consider plan to purchase Umpqua Bank building to replace city hall

The Vale City Council will consider a plan to buy the former Umpqua Bank building in Vale Tuesday night at its regular meeting at city hall. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

VALE – Vale could be getting a new city hall if the Vale City Council agrees Tuesday to buy the former Umpqua Bank building.

City Manager Russ Kirkpatrick confirmed Monday morning the plan to acquire the building has been in the works for a while.

“The mayor asked me about two months ago to look into the possibility of the purchase,” said Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick said plans call for the city has tentatively agreed to pay $450,000 for the building.

“I am optimistic the city council will approve it,” said Kirkpatrick.

County records show the assessed value of the building at 150 Longfellow St. N. was . . .