New police station site could be unveiled in August

Thu, 07/24/2008 - 3:45pm
By: John Thompson

The city of Senoia is getting ready to decide on the future site of its new police station.

During Monday’s City Council meeting, city administrator Richard Ferry was explaining the city’s short term work program. The city has held several executive sessions concerning real estate, and Ferry said the city may be ready to close on the parcel in August. The city has spent $4,000 on the plan for the station, and is estimating the land will cost $215,000. The station would be built in 2009 and 2010 and run the city $1.3 million in construction costs. The station will be funded through a combination of impact fees, Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax funds and general obligation debt.

Ferry said city officials have decided it would be in the best interest of the city to build a new police station and just improve the current city hall, instead of building a new one.

The city has committed $30,000 in funds for city hall, and have already spent $19,000 on a new roof. Councilman Larry Owens wondered if any money would be spent on the facade of the city hall, but Ferry said he doubted any funds would be left this year.

The city also has $1.6 million committed to build a new library at the Merrimac Lakes park and signed an agreement with the Coweta County Library Board Wednesday that should help clear the way for construction. According to the short term work program, the library should be finished by 2010. It will be funded with impact fees, SPLOST funds and a state grant.

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