The Riley County Police Department has plans for a proposed service building expansion, but what wasn’t planned was the cost estimate of such a project.
The estimate brought forth to the Riley County Law Board Tuesday has a price tag of $775,000.
“We were a little surprised about the price,” RCPD Director Brad Schoen told Riley County commissioners Thursday morning. “I think there are some things we could to to drastically reduce that.”Schoen told commissioners a big reason for the hefty figure deals with the site modifications that may have to be made for the expansion, especial
Schoen told commissioners a big reason for the hefty figure deals with the site modifications that may have to be made for the expansion, especially when it comes to earth work around the Riley County Law Enforcement Center.
RCPD officials say an expansion is needed for storage of evidence and vehicles. A bulk of evidence is still being stored in the already cramped Riley County District Courthouse.
Schoen said one part of the expansion plan includes a room that would cause need for substantial earthwork due to its proximity to Wildcat Creek. He said that room alone contributes to two-thirds of the proposed cost of the expansion and may be reevaluated.