Marshfield council approves police station relocation study
By City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – On Oct. 22, the Marshfield Common Council voted 8-2 to spend $12,000 to study the possible relocation of the city’s police station, which is currently located at First Street and Chestnut Avenue near the Veteran Parkway Boulevard.
Public Works Director Dan Knoeck told aldermen the money would be used to hire a consultant to identify and evaluate other sites that could be possible locations for the police station, and to see whether those sites would be better in the long term than the current site.
“Five Bugles – which is the consulting firm – would look at six sites, including the existing site, using a matrix of selection criteria to rank those sites; that criteria will be based on city needs and things that are important priorities to the city, as well as industry standards,” he said. “That fee would range from $9,600 to $11,600, depending on how many meetings we would have the consultant attend.”
Steve Mac Swain and Rebecca Spiros voted against the funding.
Knoeck said the site evaluations would be completed by the end of January.