By Tammie Turner, B. A., Business
Construction is in the future for Branson's City Hall. The Branson Board of Aldermen recently voted to allocate $300,000 to expand part of the police department and the city's municipal court offices. Of the total expenditure, $27,000 will be used for an architectural firm to design the project. City officials expect to start and finish the project in 2010. The city has seen a 144 percent increase in the number of court cases, thus the need for more room and employees to handle these cases in the municipal court.