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Rochester City Council Moves On North Police Precinct Renovations

August 19, 2019 10:56 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Renovations on the expansion and remodel of the North Station and Service Center in Rochester are moving ahead.

Monday night, City Council went over the bids for the building. 

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The first bid, for $4,133,936, would allow the necessary renovations required to house the Building Safety team. Community Development and Public Works would also be able to move in after renovations are complete.

The second bid, for just over $5,719,031, would allow the specific structural renovations needed for the Police Department. 

Council members had a lively debate before taking a vote.

“This has to be done in context of budget and I have never been willing to do a “go-ahead” on this -- and you can go back on all of these discussions – we have said time and time again “Step one is take a look at continuing operations, step two is fix it first, step three is the things that are needed and time sensitive, step four are the other things … this is one of those step four items that maybe we include it in the budget, maybe we don't but let’s actually see the budget and have those talks before we approve of this decision packet ahead of time,” said Councilman Michael Wojcik. 

 “It’s going to happen and that decision has already been made,” said Councilman Shaun Palmer. “We just need to move ahead on that. So I fully support the Police Department being there.”

In the end, both bids passed.

The total project is expected to cost more than $22 million.
 

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