The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 5, 2013

Making progress: New county building opens to public

DEWITT — Clinton County residents on Thursday were able to see the progress made to the new county building in DeWitt.

An open house was held at the old Candlelight restaurant building, 226 11th St., DeWitt. Clinton County approved to purchase the building in March 2011 for $207,700. The first to move in was the sheriff’s satellite office.

The sheriff’s office moved from its old satellite office at 305 First St., DeWitt, at the beginning of the year. Those attending the open house were able to tour the sheriff’s space, which features a secure entrance. The renovation for this portion of the building was completed at the end of the year as part of phase one of the project.

The county is currently working on phase two of the project, which will include all of the remaining office space, a large meeting hall and the exterior of the building. The cost of this project is estimated at $865,000. This would complete the building, except for the parking lot and a garage for the sheriff’s office.

“This will work very well for us and this will represent us very well,” Sheriff Rick Lincoln said. “It was time to move into something more modern.”

Once phase two is complete, the building will include a satellite office for Treasurer Rhonda McIntyre. Planning and Zoning, the health department, Case Management and Veteran’s Affairs also will have offices in the building.

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors and Building Maintenance manager Corey Johnson have been working with Mike Ruden from IIW of Dubuque on plans for phase two. The county plans to go out for bids soon on the project and hope to have the work completed by the end of this year.



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