New Projections Show Law Enforcement Center Project Over Budget

Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County law enforcement center and courthouse project update is moving forward, but with the newest review says it’s over budget by nearly 800 thousand dollars.

 

That’s chairwoman of the Floyd County board of supervisors Linda Tjaden who says the numbers are only projections.  

Part of the increase in the projection is the addition of the department of human services, an IT office and an ADA ramp.  The three renovations were not in the referendum and costs 382,000 dollars. There would be 45,000 dollar savings per year for adding DHS to the new courthouse. Tjaden says the next step is to hire a construction manager before the board makes any decisions on these areas.

 

With the DHS renovation, parking is now a concern. There are 52 parking spaces, there will be 11 new spaces created, but those two figures don’t take into account the parking stalls being lost on Jackson Street.

 The city of Charles City is looking into adding angle parking on Court street. Gloria Carr is the Floyd County auditor and says she’s confident, they can support the extra people, but jury selection days could present an issue.