Ferguson Township moves forward with $6.8 million public works facility
By: fioreMarketing | November 20, 2019 | Original Article
FERGUSON TOWNSHIP – Despite some public concern, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday to move forward with a new $6.8 million public works maintenance facility — a project that could prevent the township from taking on future projects.
First discussed in the early 2000s, building a new facility was suggested due to increased growth within Ferguson’s municipal campus but was postponed to accommodate another project. Since then, the township has seen more growth with increased staff, law enforcement and additional vehicles. The facility will be located on Research Drive and will house the township’s Office of Public Works which includes two departments — engineering and maintenance.
“A building renovation took precedence over the public works facility,” David Pribulka, township manager, said. “Keeping in mind that this building was identified as a needed addition almost 20 years ago based on previous conditions … it’s important to note that we’ve grown considerably since then.”
The new facility will hold a fueling station and wash bays, two features that will help provide immediate resources to township staff and help maintain equipment during the winter months.
Contracting with Greenfield Architects, Keller Engineering and Barton Associates, the township approved an ordinance that allows the issuance of a $6.95 million bond to help fund construction. Pribulka said contracts will be awarded in December along with advertising a construction manager request for proposal.
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