County Facilities Closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day
The Harvey County Commission and Newton City Commission agreed to move forward with proposed renovations for the shared Law Enforcement Center.

The agreement was made during a joint city-county meeting on Dec. 20.

There are several projects included in the remodel, such as: a new HVAC system, new front entryway stairs and ADA ramp, new card reader door access locks, new windows, doors, carpet and paint, additional parking and more.

The tentative timeline includes:

- Jan. 4: Architect sends out Requests for Bid
- Jan. 17: Mandatory contractor pre-bid meeting (9 a.m. to noon at LEC)
- Feb. 6: Receive bids at Newton City Hall at 10:30 a.m.
- Feb. 11-12: City and County award bids
- March: Begin construction
- May-June 2020: Complete construction

The Law Enforcement Center will remain open during construction, with some operations temporarily moving as needed to expedite construction time.

The project cost was set at $3,129,500.53. That figure was split proportionally by project areas. The City was assigned $2,121,948.34 of the cost. The County will fund $1,007,552.19.

The Law Enforcement Center houses the Newton Police Department and Harvey County Sheriff's Office, as well as Harvey County Emergency Management and Communications.