June 9, 2018 — Hundreds of community members toured the new City of Florence Public Works Facility, 2675 Kingwood St., on Thursday, as city employees demonstrated the wide variety of services that go into making the city run. “I think it went extremely well,” Florence Public Works Director Mike Miller said. “This facility has been a long time in the making.” Along with tours of the new state-of-the-art and energy efficient building, multiple exhibits were set up on the 2.75 acre lot, demonstrating how the city accomplishes tasks such as stormwater management, street maintenance and sewer sanitation. The day began with an abbreviated open house for students from the elementary school. “They really enjoyed the lawn irrigation demonstration we set up, but I think what they enjoyed the most was climbing up, sitting in the equipment and pulling the chords for the airhorns on the rigs,” Miller said.