City hall, PD bids to be opened soon

    Plans continue to move forward on Decatur’s city hall and police station projects.
    Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday’s city council meeting bids on the renovation of the former First State Bank building at 2nd and Monroe streets are due to be received April 30. The building will be converted into a new city hall.
    Bids for the construction of a new police station are due the next day, May 1. The building will be constructed on a city-owned lot off 7th Street, just north of the current fire department building. The city plan commission on Tuesday night approved the site plan for the building.
    On May 5, the mayor, county attorney, clerk-treasurer and council members will meet to decide on final financing plans. Separate bonds totaling approximately $2 million will be issued by the city, with the exact amount and the length of the bonds to be decided at the May 5 meeting.
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