The project is estimated at a total cost of $42,500 — with $4,000 coming out of the township’s police special assessment district funds for the sheriff’s expansion and the rest out of general fund money.
The plans include expanding the existing 320-square-foot Sheriff’s Department office — which contains a handful of work stations and lockers — by adding 630 square feet of office space that remains unused by township staff, and holds meeting tables and chairs, filing cabinets and several voting machines. A framed-in doorway on the southwest corner of the current office will be knocked down, connecting the room to the former Township Board administration room and a smaller enclosed office room, which used to be the township manager’s office.
The increased space will give the Sheriff’s Department three rooms: one for evidence and processing, one for office space, and another to be used for interviewing.
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