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Elburn trustees to move ahead with space needs assessment study for new police station

Updated: Dec 17, 2020


The Elburn Village Board of Trustees is embarking on a space needs assessment study for a new police station.

During their meeting last week, Elburn trustees awarded a contract valued at $11,070 to McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie to make it possible.

Chief of Police Nick Sikora said a standalone police station is desired.

The village of Elburn selected MWL out of a pool of seven vendors, according to village board documents. Among the three firms asked to provide a service, cost and timeline proposal, MWL was the lowest, qualifying bidder.

“They were certainly, by far, the low return on it and also capped a pretty low amount for additional items,” Sikora said.

The village and MWL intend to follow an 11-week schedule to complete the space needs assessment study.

The process consists of several phases, including project initiation and data gathering, initial building space and parking needs findings, site test fit concept, cost projections, draft report and recommendations, and final report preparation, according to village board documents.

Sikora said the study will cost almost one-half of what the village had budgeted.

“There was $22,000 placed in the fund in our budget for this project this year,” he said.

In the past, MWL has worked in partnership with Oswego, Montgomery and Aurora to complete a space needs assessment study for a police station.

“They are very well known in the process and have a good track record,” Sikora said.

The anticipated completion date for the space needs assessment study is April 17.

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