Council to discuss police station plans
DECATUR-- The city council will look to take another step forward in the design plans for a new police building.
At last month’s meeting they decided to go ahead with 707 Southside Drive as the preferred location for the new station, and tonight they will look at a plan that lets Dewberry Architects to develop a criteria package.
City Manager Ryan McCrady says this criteria package will determine if they can continue on with the project as planned, or not. “By allowing Dewberry to begin putting together this criteria package, it will allow us to see if they can accommodate everything we need the building to do and to see if it will still be a fit financially,” McCrady said.
McCrady says if the resolution gets approved tonight, Dewberry will begin developing the package and will have a design ready to be looked at by summer and construction could start in August.
The council will also discuss providing finances to Black and Veatch Corporation to continue with their water project. City Manager Ryan McCrady says Black & Veatch Corporation will be looking for more funds to finish up their water project they started last summer in order to address supplemental and emergency water supplies.
The City Council meets tonight at 5:30 in the City Council Chambers.