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MONMOUTH — The city of Monmouth received one bid for an architect for the redesign of the new Monmouth Police Department station.

December 18, 2013

MONMOUTH — The city of Monmouth received one bid for an architect for the redesign of the new Monmouth Police Department station.

The firm that applied is the same firm that assisted the city in preplanning and due diligence when compiling the request for proposals, said Monmouth City Manager Scott McClure.

"Most of the other firms said, 'those guys have already been involved. We're not going to apply,'" he said.

McClure hopes to meet with the architect firm in the next few weeks.

The city hopes to break ground on the estimated $4 million project in May or June, McClure said, and be up and running before Christmas 2014.

"It's a remodeling project," he said of the new police department building. "We're not building from the ground up."

The city will remodel the old Forest Capital building on Highway 99.

The project manager, Hill International Inc., is on board. Doug Roberts is in charge of the project, and Bob Collins is the construction manager.

The city will be billed on hourly rates, not to exceed $98,436.

Once the architectural firm is officially on board, the city will need to go through the bid process for the actual construction of the building.

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