Roscoe Village Board approves $1.8 million police department construction

Published: Aug. 8, 2017 at 9:46 PM CDT
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ROSCOE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Roscoe will soon see construction on a new Police Department building. The village board gives the go ahead tonight for the one $1.8 million project.

The board votes to award a contract for the construction and renovations as well as issuing bonds for one $1.1 million to go towards the project. The existing police building will be torn down and the back of the Village Hall building will also be renovated into office space for the new police department. Some board members were not in favor of the approval because the village is still in the process of paying off the village hall building.

"The fact is, I just don't feel comfortable as a taxpayer, a constituent of Roscoe having two, what I would consider mortgages if you will, going at the same time. I don't think it's responsible how we should run our village,” said Village of Roscoe Trustee Rob Baxter.

"Either side that you're on, you we're for it or against it, I think the process worked for the best of the citizens of Roscoe,” said village president David Krinke.

Chief of Police Jamie Evans says she is excited for the department to be able to get a fresh look and thinks the community will greatly benefit from it. The village president is hoping construction for the project will begin later this month.