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Council Approves Funds For New Police Station

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    The Glenwood City Council formally approved over $400,000 in renovations to the lower level of the new City Hall building to house the city’s police department offices.
    City financial director Brian Kissel said the city council voted unanimously to set aside $417,000 for office space renovations in the basement level of the new City Hall. The space will house the police department’s offices as well as additional areas for interrogation rooms, a back-up 911 center, storage, a new evidence room and an armory.
    “The basement is basically an empty shell right now,” Kissel said. Pinnacle Construction was awarded the contract at the council’s regular meeting Sept. 11. Work began last week and is tentatively scheduled to be completed by Dec. 14.
    Glenwood’s new City Hall officially opened its doors at 5 N. Vine  St. on July 23. The building previously housed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
    The upper level of the new City Hall building houses city staff, council chambers and the Glenwood Municipal Utilities Office (with a separate address of 7 N. Vine). Last week, the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce relocated its offices into the building.