The city of Edwardsville is hoping to award an architectural contract before summer’s end for a public buildings project budgeted at $15-million. The City Council has already approved funding to build a new downtown police and fire facility and a satellite fire station on the S-I-U-E campus.
Fire Chief Rick Welle says bid packages are available for firms interested in being considered. He says those seeking consideration will be narrowed down and he hopes a contract can be negotiated by the end of August. The project is being funded by a quarter-cent sales tax enacted in March. The downtown facility will replace the existing downtown public safety facility which suffers from aging and insufficient infrastructure.
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