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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Bedford Redevelopment Commission approve payments on new police station located on 16th Street

BEDFORD - SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 - The Bedford Redevelopment Commission approved several invoices for work on the new police station that is located on 16th Street.

The project itself is nearing completion, with Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore reporting that its about 99 percent done.

Photo: A communications tower is being installed at the new Bedford Police Station on Monday

  • The Bedford RDC approved the invoice Midwestern Engineers and Fox Construction, Bloomington in the amount of $70,596.44

  • Payment Hoosier PC for labor, firewall fall over Configuration and testing in the amount of $315

  • Labor for Indiana Data and Communications System - $70

  • Electronics Communications Systems -$82,500 for Dispatch Center Furniture purchase for 3 Dispatch position which includes lifts, monitor supports for 4 monitors, cabinets and power poles.

Photo: Rendition of Bedford Police Department 911 dispatch center

Bedford Redevelopment Commission paid for the total cost for the new police station. No public safety funds or tax revenue from the city's general fund were used to fund the $3 million project.

The purchase of the former Aldi's building was $825,000. The RDC paid a total of $3,060 to the law firm Barnes & Thornburg to expand the EDA to proceed with the sale of the building.

Fox Construction Inc. was awarded the bid of $2,024,000 to construct the new facility.

A small thin line along 16th Street helped include the police station into the new EDA.

This allowed the city to use Tax Incremental Funds for the project instead of having to use revenues from the general fund or use bonds to fund the project.

The Bedford Redevelopment Commission consists of Mayor Sam Craig, president Penny May, Judy Carlisle, Craig Turpen, Ryan Griffith, and Shea Hooten.

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