Burkburnett Police Facility: The Next Step

Burkburnett Police Facility: The Next Step

BURKBURNETT, TX (KAUZ) - The city of Burkburnett is one step closer to breaking ground on a new police department building.
This comes after city council passed an ordinance on a service agreement with Bundy, Young, Sims & Potter Inc. to draw up plans for a police department complex.
The final vote will be on April 18th that will consider an ordinance to accept the sale of the certificate of obligation, and then the bidding process will begin. 
Mike Whaley, Burkburnett's City Manager said that if the vote in April passes, it would be big for the police department.
    "This is a need that had to be addressed. It's going to take care of that need, and it's going to build a complex that's going to hold our police department," said Whaley.
The service agreement that passed tonight means that Bundy, Young, Sims & Potter Inc. would oversee the project.
The city is looking at renovating a building at 124 East 1st Street and 121 North Avenue B.
Whaley believes there is a possibility the project could be out for bid before 2017; however, company officials said it could be as soon as four months.
The project could cost anywhere from $4.6 to $4.8 million, and it will take a year to build the new police department. 
The current Burkburnett Police Department building has been standing for over 75 years and was at the top of the city's assessment plan last year.

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