The new Floyd County Law Enforcement Center could finally be ready to open next month.
Building the new facility near the county courthouse in Charles City has experienced a variety of delays which have pushed back the opening by several months. Floyd County Sheriff Chief Deputy Pat Shirley says despite the challenges he’s optimistic the wait will soon be over.
Shirley says the parking lot is being paved this week and other work continues on the building’s interior. He says while he’s hesitant to give hard timelines given the project’s frequent delays, officials are hopeful to begin training staff in the new center this month and to start housing inmates sometime in June.
Voters originally approved a bond issue for the new law enforcement center for up to $13.5 million dollars, but delays coupled with other increased construction costs have pushed the price tag over $16 million.