FOREST CITY, Iowa – Winnebago County voters will head back to the polls this November to vote again on a new public safety center.
The county board of supervisors has approved a $4.5 million bond referendum on a 16,444 square foot facility that will include the county sheriff’s office, E9-1-1 emergency management and a 22 bed jail. The Forest City Police Department will not be a part of the proposed building.
Voters turned down a referendum to spend over $5 million on a new public safety center in March. This proposal is smaller and less expensive. Winnebago County Supervisor Terry Durby says “It is a minimal bare bones facility that will meet the current needs of the county.”
The new referendum will be on the November 4 general election ballot.