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$385K to Design New Police Station

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Topic: $385K to Design New Police Station
Posted By: Monroe News
Subject: $385K to Design New Police Station
Date Posted: Jan 04 2019 at 3:36pm


Resolution No. 02-2019.  A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract by and 
between the City of Monroe and KZF Architects for professional design services for a new police 
facility.

Background.   This represents a new proposal by KZF Architects in the amount of $49,000, plus 
reimbursable expenses  for schematic design services for a new police station at the former IGA 
site. Schematic design is necessary prior to proceeding to full building set documentation of the 
facility. Schematic design will include the preliminary work include validation of the conceptual 
site plan and further develop the programming that was also outlined previously for the building.  
We plan to use typical AIA contractual documents, which is also being proposed to be authorized to 
finalized and signed.  The documents include negotiation of the next stages of the development as 
well to create final construction documents for the project.  It is recommended that this be 
adopted as an emergency on its second reading.  The agreement will set the next steps for the 
design and development of a new Police  Facility as  previously directed  by Council  and  funded  
through  the  additional  income  tax approved by voters in 2017.

Source: Monroe Council Agenda
Regular Meeting of Council
January 8, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio


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Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Jan 09 2019 at 10:56am
Glad to see the former IGA getting developed into a productive community resource. 

I drove by the city building this morning... the parking lots are totally full of city worker and police cars. They need to move out to make way for the next hundred people the city hires to run our growing metropolis. 


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Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: May 10 2019 at 11:18am
Mark Shoemaker of KZF Design presented the draft schematic design for the new police facility at 
601 South Main Street.  A sally port has been incorporated, the parking has been moved further away 
from the building, and it will provide for a community room.  In addition, the parking area for the 
cruisers and employees will be in a secure area.

Mr. Clark asked what the cost of an indoor shooting range is and Mr. Shoemaker estimated it to
be $500,000.

Mr. Brock advised that the estimated costs for renovation, including the purchase of the property, 
are under what they thought they would need to obtain bonds for.  The bond numbers and revenue will 
be re-evaluated.  He added that the design phase will be completed later this year to allow for 
bidding in the fall, which is a good time to bid this type of work.

Mr. Clark asked if contact has been made with the tenant located where the sally port* will be 
installed.  Mr. Brock replied that contact has been made and the tenant will be letting him know
their intentions.

Source: Monroe Council Minutes
Regular Meeting of Council April 23, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio 45050

*A sally port is a secure, controlled entryway to a fortification or prison. The entrance is usually protected by some means, such as a fixed wall on the outside, parallel to the door—which must be circumvented to enter and prevents direct enemy fire from a distance.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_port" rel="nofollow - Wikipedia



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Posted By: Houndog
Date Posted: May 12 2019 at 10:21pm
This is great news. I fully support the utilization of a building that has been vacant for over a decade.
This is money well spent. And I will purchase bonds if they are offered.

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Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 10:11am
Consideration of Motion authorizing the expenditure of $385,000 to KZF for design, bidding, and 
construction services related to the rehabilitation of 601 South Main Street for a police facility.

Background.    Attached  is  the  Fee  amendment  proposed  by  KZF  for  Design  Development, 
Constructions  Documents,  Bidding  and  Construction  Phase  Service  described  in  the  AIA 
agreement previously approved by Council.   These services will get us all the necessary design 
documents to have approved building permits and bid documents and will provide services for the 
bidding of the project once those documents are complete.  The Construction Phase service will 
include shop drawing review and bi monthly site visits by the architect.  This proposal does not 
include project representative services, which we would consider a separate proposal to ensure that 
we have adequate daily representation during the construction work on the facility.

The proposal brings the overall cost for KZF's service to approximately 8% of the total estimated
construction costs of the facility, which is a normal and reasonable cost for these service.


Source: Monroe Council Agenda
Regular Meeting of Council
May 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio


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Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 10:14am
"The proposal brings the overall cost for KZF's service to approximately 8% of the total estimated
construction costs of the facility."

So $4.81 Million for the new police station in a building that is already built.

There just isn't enough opm for the public sector.


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