After numerous meetings with design consultants, the Lincoln City City Council inched closer this week to tying a ribbon on plans to build a new police department building, just north of the Outlet Mall.
They intended to give the green light Tuesday to the city manager to hire a construction manager as well as a general contractor to get the $10.6 – 11.6 million project (estimated at this point) underway, but there appeared to be some loose ends still to be ironed out. There were even some thoughts around the table that the current police department location may drive up the original estimated cost because of the way current utilities are laid out, and would have to be worked around as the new facility is constructed.
So they postponed pulling the trigger to hire the construction manager and general contractor – at least until the next city council meeting. The council wanted to give City Manager Richard Chandler more time to confer with the design consultants.