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Sauk Prairie Police to purchase land for new station

By: 
Kristina Simmons

The preliminary site plan for the new police station.

Sauk Prairie police department could soon be moving to a new building. Chief Jerry Strunz and Commission President Paul Dietmann presented the first mockup of a new police department to the Sauk Prairie School Board Monday, February 10. It was then presented to the police commission on Wednesday, February 12. The commission voted to make a formal offer to the Sauk Prairie School District for the piece of land. 

This land sits behind Bridges Elementary School at the corner of PF and 13th Avenue. The available land is about 3.2 acres which allows for some expansion of the building proposal. The building plan that has been proposed by MSA is approximately 22,000 square feet. This includes the enclosed garage space and office spaces. 

Currently, the police department is housed in the basement of the Sauk City Municipal building and they utilize Prairie Du Sac’s old maintenance vehicle garage. These were both supposed to be temporary fixes. Fast forward twenty years and the police department simply needs more space. 

The plan proposed by MSA currently will keep the building to one story to accommodate all community members. The current timeframe is to acquire the land over the next few months. Construction would start within the next year. 

The Commission decided to request proposals for the design and construction of the new police department. Proposals are due the first week of March.

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