Updates on Eau Claire County Building Project
April 6, 2010 Advisory Referendum
Final Report of the Select Committee to Recommend Justice Center Building Sites
Justice Center Cost Analysis (Baker-Tilly Report)
2009 Annual Jail Inspection Report
Jail Population Reports
NIC Video on Jails
October 21, 2009:
Creating a Committee to Recommend Building Sites
Committee Members Selected
Hiring of Baker Tilly to Provide Analysis of Jail Project
September 29, 2009:
Expression of Interest Press Release
Expression of Interest Form
August 18, 2009: Handouts Regarding Cost Estimates
July 7, 2009: Resolution Requesting Eau Claire City and Eau Claire County Staffs Identify Building Sites for Locating a New County Justice Center
June 24, 2009: Update - Correspondence from County Board Chair
||Revised County Building
June 10, 2009: Below are two images of the conceptual drawing of the revised County Building project that has been submitted to the City Council for approval. This drawing is based on Concept 21 which was approved by the Special Committee to Resolve Jail Space and Site Needs and the County Board. Note that the design teams and Committees still have to go through a re-design process so the building may change. We still have to add fences, shrubs, landscaping etc. However, the drawing does show that it's an attractive, professionally designed building that fits nicely within the on-campus location. The re-routed 2nd Avenue provides a safer intersection to Lake Street. And, the cost of the entire project, including construction of the joint law enforcement center, remains to be within the $59.1 million that has been designated.
Aerial view of the revised county building
View from the pedestrian bridge of the revised county building
April 21, 2009: County Board of Supervisors approves Resolution 09-10/008 to:
1. Adopt On-Campus Design Concept 21 to guide new construction (this is the design recommended by the Special Committee to Resolve Jail Space and Site Needs).
2. Direct staff to prepare a rezoning petition and site plan consistent with On-Campus Design Concept 21, including redesign of affected streets, and submit to the City of Eau Claire for its consideration and approval.
3. Reaffirm its earlier policy decision that total building costs should not exceed $59.1 million.
April 13, 2009: Three standing committees meet to consider the Special Committee’s Final Report. Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee, Finance and Budget Committee, and the Administration Committee recommend approval of a Resolution 09-10/008 for County Board consideration.
April 8, 2009: Special Committee to Resolve Jail Space and Site Needs issues its Final Report, including Background, Findings, Final Recommendations, Minority Opinion, and various appendices. County Board Chair refers the Final Report of the Special Committee to Resolve Jail Space and Site Needs to three different committees for consideration. (Note: for further information about the Special Committee, see Special Committee)
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