LHC police department to get a makeover
LAKE HAVASU CITY – Selberg Associates, Inc. is working to prepare a work plan and bid documents for the remodel of the Lake Havasu City Police Facility located at 2360 McCulloch Blvd. N. A professional services agreement totaling $261,550 was approved during the regular Lake Havasu City council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
“The aging police department facility needs some love,” Public Works department project manager Jarod Thiele told council members. He said the entire HVAC system must be replaced and that plumbing, roof, floor and lighting repairs and upgrades are also needed.
Thiele said a history of facility failures most recently includes a Dec. 16 water line break that flooded office space an inch deep in water, damaging flooring, computer equipment and furniture.
Thiele said a previous assessment by the Selberg firm identified necessary repairs at a cost estimated at about $4 million. He said the city has committed $450,000 from its general fund, is pursuing a number of grants for the project and has accepted a Congressional office appropriation of $1.8 million.
“A big thank you to Senator Mark Kelly for using his discretionary spending for our police department here in Lake Havasu City,” said Mayor Cal Sheehy.
Thiele said the design effort beginning this month should lead to bid opening in July and a year-long Aug. to Aug., 2024 improvement campaign.
The Council also approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation to lead a design and construction effort to install a traffic signal at the intersection of McCulloch Blvd. and Jamaica Blvd. The work includes flash beacons and ADA modifications at Acoma Blvd., crosswalks at Clubhouse Drive and Wood Lane and speed feedback signs.
Cost of the public safety improvements is estimated at just above $1 million, though Public Works Director Greg Froslie told council members it is grant funded, at no expense to the city.