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City of Independence
BILL NO. 17-100Ord.No:          18802

Agenda Title:

17-100 - 2R. An ordinance increasing appropriations in the amount of $3,500,000 in Eastland TIF Funds and $800,000 in Fire Public Safety Sales Tax Funds, and appropriating $4,300,000 to the Independence Communications Center Project account (70571601-5406-9000) in the Building Improvements Fund for the Independence Communications Center Project (No. 70571601).

Approval of the ordinance is recommended.
Executive Summary:

Approval is requested to appropriate funds for the Independence Communications Center Project.

A contract was approved by the City Council on December 19, 2016, as Ordinance No. 18698 for the design of a new Communications Center. The Police Communications Unit is currently located in the lower level of the Central Police Building, which was constructed in 1973 and no longer provides adequate space. The design phase for the project was completed on August 20, 2017, and the construction phase is scheduled to begin in the early fall of 2017, pending final Council approval at an upcoming meeting.


This ordinance would appropriate the funds needed to construct the new Communications Center. A total of $3,500,000 would be appropriated from Eastland TIF Funds and $800,000 from the Fire Safety Sales Tax Fund.

Fiscal Impact:

This ordinance would appropriate $3,500,000 from the Eastland TIF Fund and $800,000 from the Fire Safety Sales Tax Fund for the Independence Communications Center Project (No. 70571601).

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted