Preliminary cost estimate completed for new building
Bray Architects has recently completed a review of space programming for a new Public Safety Building which would house the Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department and the Village of Mount Horeb Police Department. The process used by Bray looked at a list of necessities for the new building project, checking all areas of cost, and defining areas that can be shared by the two departments. The final step of the process was to assign a total project cost and individual costs for each department. These project costs will be used in referendums that will be held in November to gauge support of the project.
Our share of the proposed project cost, with a goal to meet the needs of Fire and Emergency Medical Services now and for 50 years, is $8.4 million. This cost takes into account a late 2017/early 2018 construction start time. There are significant cost savings to the project by combining Fire and Emergency Medical Services with the Mount Horeb Police Department.
There will be many opportunities to answer questions about the process through open houses, website updates, newspaper articles and Q&A sessions with the Fire Department. The target for most of these events will be September and October.