The City has been working on completing long-term planning for capital improvements. As part of that work, the City completed its first comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan in 2022 to budget for its long-term financial needs for capital assets. As part of that discussion there was discussion on future building costs related to the City Hall, Police, Fire, and Library. The main emphasis is on how the City wants to handle a number of improvements such as carpet replacement, repaving of the City Hall parking lot, and the Fire Hall and Police buildings general maintenance and repairs. Additionally, as the City continues to grow in the future there is a need for more space.
As a result, in order to get the best answers to these questions the City approved a Space Needs Study with Cedar Corporation for $23,350. The space needs assessment included City Hall, Library, Police, and Fire. This work included a Project Kick-Off Meeting, Analysis of Current Facilities, Analysis of Space Needs and Programming Requirements, and Site Analysis for three buildings.
Cedar Corporation has finished the assessment and the report can be found below. At a Council Workshop on January 22, 2024 the Council approved moving forward with studying possible site options and exploring costs for a combined Public Safety building.