August 14, 2002
HAL MARSHALL COUNTY SERVICES CENTER
RE-OPENED TO EMPLOYEES AND PUBLIC
Charlotte, NC – As of 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, the Hal Marshall County Services Center is open to employees and the public. The Hal Marshall Center, 700 North Tryon Street, was evacuated at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday because of an ammonia leak in a Code Enforcement blueprint printer. No one was injured and the evacuation proceeded quickly and orderly. After it was determined that all building occupants had been evacuated, County employees were encouraged to go to lunch. Shortly after noon, the Charlotte Fire Department had approved the building for occupancy and operations resumed as normal. The Charlotte Fire Department is investigating the cause of the ammonia leak.
The Hal Marshall County Services Center is a multipurpose County office building. It contains offices and customer service centers for Code Enforcement, Solid Waste Management, Water & Land Resources, Air Quality, Health Department, Cooperative Extension, Women’s Commission, Veterans Service Office and a variety of other support services. Approximately 700 people work at the Hal Marshall Center, which the County has owned and operated since the early 1980’s.