Mason City council to consider bids for Police Department remodeling project

MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will hold a public hearing and be asked to award a contract for the city’s Police Department remodeling project.

The city had budgeted $950,000 in the current capital improvements project budget for the project, which includes a new evidence suite, new locker rooms, plumbing and lift station upgrades, and other facility updates. Four bids were opened on August 22nd, with the lowest coming from Kingland Construction of Forest City for $1.347 million.

Police Chief Jeff Brinkley in a memo to the council says based on discussions with the architect and city staff, there was a consensus to move ahead with the project and amend the budget to reflect the higher cost.

The council will consider the project during their meeting tonight at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library.