In an effort to utilize vacant space and bring extra income to village coffers,
Since transitioning police service to
The second floor also has lease potential of several thousand square feet, according to village officials.
The village has hired Fishbeck,
When designs were being discussed for the remodeling project 12 years ago, it was always part of the plan to lease extra space, particularly an upstairs office on the west side of the building, but those plans never materialized.
MacLachlan noted that only three people are using 7,000 square feet of space. Since village planner
"The reorganization and consolidation of the village staff and functions which has occurred over the last couple of years has resulted in some excess office space," MacLachlan said. "... We also have excess clerical office space."
The situation is similar downstairs in the former police department space. With the
"We have an office for a chief, an office for a sergeant, an office for a detective, an interrogation room, an evidence room, and evidence booking room, an armory for weapons and body armor," MacLachlan said. "Much of that space is not needed as the county sheriff's facilities will be used for many of those functions."
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