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|Proposal for New Monmouth Police Building Approved
|The Monmouth City Council Monday unanimously approved a proposal from a firm to construct a new police and communications building.
The council previously approved spending no more than 1.5 million dollars on the new building, to be located on South Main Street just north of the existing public safety building. Police Chief Brad Zeigler Monday night said officials sent the building design to three different contractors, and got two back. The chief recommended the proposal from Johnson Building Systems of Galesburg.
Ziegler tells WGIL the firm met all of the city's expectations for the new, 10-thousand plus square foot facility. "We came up with the floor plan; the officers and I sat down and what we needed," Zeigler said, "the square footage we needed, and we drew that up. Then, we put that out for proposals, and came back with the proposal within our budget."
Ziegler says it will likely take close to 60 days to get the working blueprints drawn up, and hopefully ground will be broken in October. The goal is to have the new building constructed in May of next year. The city has still not decided exactly where the new fire station building will be located. Officials are looking at locations on the north end of town to avoid having two fire stations close together.
In other business, the city council approved low bids from Williams Brothers of Peoria and Dent and Guenther Underground of Macomb for the new wastewater treatment facility. Officials say the project has to be complete in 18 months, or late December of 2009. The cost of the project is nearly 17-million dollars.
|08 06 08 by Newsroom
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