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Haverhill

December 5, 2012

Smelly carpets gone from City Hall

Improvements triggered by complaints about old, foul-smelling shags

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He eventually decided to pursue a low-cost solution by addressing the problem in phases over time and with free, volunteer laborers whenever possible.

Additionally, Van Dam said the city has hired a company to clean City Hall at night, including shampooing rugs and mopping floors, from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The company, at a cost of about $2,000 per month, will supplement the building’s single daytime custodian, Van Dam said. A second city custodian who had been working in the building has been transferred to the police station, Van Dam said.

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