Public Presentation On Proposed Municipal Building Project

An independent consultant determined that upgrading our current Municipal Building to meet current and future needs is not feasible. Built in 1962 (when our population was 6,600), and upgraded/expanded four times since, the building size and parking are not adequate to serve 30,000 residents and the expanded business community. Current infrastructure (HVAC, technology facilities, parking, security, ADA compliance, etc.) are sorely lacking. The cost to bring the facility into compliance – ignoring interior space and parking, which cannot be reasonably addressed – would be $3.7 million to $4.3 million. And it is impractical for staff to work out of the current municipal building while completing major renovations to the existing building.

The proposed new building will accommodate current needs and projected future growth at a preliminary estimated cost of $8.4 million to $8.9 million, less proceeds from the sale of the current building. It is expected that plans for structuring Township debt will enable us to undertake the project with no requirement for any increase in taxes.

At the Board of Commissioners meeting on January 2, 2018, a presentation was made by the architect showing the prospective design and cost factors for the new building. Following is a link to that presentation. The Board voted to move the project forward to the Planning Commission for review and comments.

(Click Here) PDF copy of presentation (5MB)