A main lobby that has grown too busy, acoustics that demand high talking volume for patrons and insufficient space for court functions—all are reasons cited by city staff for needed renovations at Bee Cave City Hall.

However, given financial circumstances centered on the coronavirus crisis, Bee Cave City Council voted during the March 24 meeting to table execution of a contract to overhaul City Hall indefinitely.

"I don't think we should be spending any money we don't have to spend at this time," Council Member Kara King said, but added she would like to revisit the item once Bee Cave's financial future is more clear.

City Manager Clint Garza agreed and said he is comfortable delaying a contract to renovate City Hall.

Prior to the vote to postpone, city staff recommended pursuing a contract with Living Architecture & Construction for a total bid of $201,500 that includes $42,000 in expenses for upgrades to the lower floor and $159,500 for upgrades to the upper floor.

Two other companies made bids for the job that went up to $320,450.