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    After three failed attempts to get bonds approved to pay for renovations to city hall, Biddeford officials are now considering other options that could include selling the historic building to a private developer who would lease it back to the city.

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    The City Clerk's office entrance on the ground level of Biddeford City Hall.

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    The second floor entrance hallway of Biddeford City Hall.

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    City officials say the 122-year-old building needs fire sprinklers, energy efficient windows and work to stabilize and restore the clock tower.

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    Residents are helped by employees in the clerk's office at Biddeford City Hall.

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    The City Council Chambers of Biddeford City Hall.

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    Biddeford City Hall, listed on the National Historic Register, was designed by noted Portland architect John Calvin Stevens.

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    Options for improving city hall being considered by the Biddeford City Council include applying for grants, raising through a fundraising campaign, leasing storefront space to raise funds and selling the building to a private buyer who would lease office space back to the city.

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