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LOOKING AHEAD - This is an artist's rendering of the new building that will house the Eureka administrative offices and police department.

EUREKA - Both the administrative offices and police department will be housed under one roof when completion of a new building will be done next year. Officials are hopeful the facility, to be located at 111 Court St., will be finished sometime before the close of the current fiscal year, which is April 3, 2020.

According to administrator Melissa Brown, the building will be approximately 8,500 square feet and will cost in the neighborhood of $1.1 million. She added another $250,000 is earmarked for groundskeeping work and a parking area.

“We hope, of course, that we will not actually end up spending that much,” Brown said. "We are not taking out any loans. This is strictly money the city had in reserves for capital projects. The city has been saving money for more than a decade for these types of capital projects … and it’s exciting to see it happening now.”

The new building will be on property they have owned for nearly a quarter-century. An old storage shed and a salt shed were razed for the new structure. Road salt now will be stored at a lot located on Mill Street.

See article on June 20 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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