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Clive plans to build $15.25 million public safety building


The Clive City Council this month voted to buy the site of a former furniture store for $1.6 million from Knapp Properties, pending inspections and site surveys.

The city plans to build a 40,00-square-foot public safety facility on the parcel at 8800 Hickman Road where Slumberland Furniture had been located. The new facility will house the Clive police and fire departments, and replace the existing Dymond Public Safety Center at 8505 Harbach Blvd.

The total cost of the project — including land acquisition, demolition of the existing building, design, equipping and construction — is estimated at $15.25 million. The council plans to issue 20-year general obligation bonds to pay for the new facility.

Clive voters on Aug. 6 will consider adding a 1% Local Option Sales and Services Tax to eligible purchases in the Polk County portion of the Clive. The tax is already collected in the Dallas County portion of Clive. If the measure passes, the city will use money from the tax to help pay for the new facility. If the measure fails, property taxes could increase by 65 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation to pay for the project.

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