- Future of Indianola
- Major Studies
- City Hall, Library, and Public Safety Buildings
City Hall, Library, and Public Safety Buildings
A strategic plan goal is to evaluate City facilities. Attached is a presentation from November 2018 that provides a high-level assessment of the current City Hall/Public Safety building.
A follow-up presentation was reviewed during the City Council Study Session on Monday, October 21, 2019. The direction received from the City Council at this meeting was to pursue option one of the attached presentation. The City Council will consider funding to secure an architect to pursue this option during its Fiscal Year 21 budget process.
Over the last three years, the City has been evaluating Public Safety staffing levels and facilities to ensure we are able to serve our community now and in the future. Results of these studies revealed shortages in staffing and significant/costly problems with current space for our Police and Fire Departments. This interferes with their ability to quickly respond quickly to emergencies. We have been working to address the staffing levels and now are exploring transforming the current City Hall/Public Safety building into a Public Safety Center. Below you will find a link to take a virtual tour. We hope that the virtual tour is helpful as an alternative to an in-person tour. While we would prefer to have you tour in-person, because of the constraints caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to do so.
Virtual Tour Link
Residents were invited to participate in two surveys regarding the future of a new Public Safety Center and a joint Library/City Hall.
Public Building Financing:
Michael Maloney, DA Davidson, the City's financial advisor, presented information to the City Council at the May 2, 2022 meeting regarding financing for the public building projects.
Preliminary Tax Impact Summary