Clinton County is continuing to make progress on plans for the new DeWitt building.

Sheriff Rick Lincoln presented the request for approval as well as bidding documents for hiring an architect during Monday’s Clinton County Board of Supervisors meeting. The board has previously agreed to hire an architect to help it decide how to best utilize the old Candlelight Inn building in DeWitt for the various county offices.

This building will house the Sheriff’s Patrol Division, County Treasurer, Board of Health, the Zoning Director, Case Management, Veterans Affairs and the Information Technology department.

The DeWitt building project will run in three phases including the building remodel phase, the addition of a garage/storage building, repair and resurfacing of a parking lot. Sending out for bids for an architect is part of the first phase.

Along with the bid documents to review and approve, the board was also presented with a timeline for the building remodel. The board will be advertising for bids for four days in area newspapers. A pre-bid meeting will be Aug. 3 at 226 11th St. in DeWitt. Sealed bids will be due by 4 p.m. in the Auditor’s office on Aug. 19 and they will be opened during the board’s meeting on Aug. 22. The project will be awarded to a consultant by Aug. 29 and an office space needs assessment will be created by the chosen consultant and delivered to the board by Sept. 9 after the acceptance of the final report.

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