The McDonough City Council voted at its Feb. 7 workshop meeting to move forward with construction of the new police precinct at a reduced cost of $648,190. A bid for $722,597 had been awarded in January to J.R. Bowman Construction of McDonough.
City manager Keith Dickerson reported that after some negotiations, Bowman officials came up with the lower price without redesigning the project, and the price change will not affect the building’s structural integrity or its size. The cost of the project will be paid from impact fees. The new police precinct will be built on Simpson Street, on the south side of the city near Rufus Stewart Park.
Construction should take about 10 months after the scope of the work is finalized, according to an official familiar with the project.
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