Milton to buy former Dean medical building for $300,000
MILTON—The Milton Police Department is getting new digs.
The city council has authorized the city to pay $300,000 to purchase the former Dean medical building on the city’s east side, City Administrator Jerry Schuetz confirmed today.
The city council authorized the purchase of the property late Tuesday in a special budget planning session.
Schuetz said that attorneys for the city and the owners were still working today to finalize the deal, which would include the city pay $22,000 in taxes on the property.
The former Dean medical building, which is at 710 S. Janesville St., has been vacant since 2010, and is currently assessed at which is assessed at $910,500, according to city records.
The city for weeks has been in negotiations with owners to purchase the property. Officials have said the building would solve a shortage of work and evidence storage space that the city has at its current police station on Parkview Drive.
The department also has been grappling with maintenance issues and a shortage of vehicle storage space at the current police station, officials have said.
It’s not clear when the police department could move. Schuetz has said the city would need to build a garage on site at the former Dean building to house the police department’s fleet of vehicles. The building also would need some interior renovations, officials have said.
Schuetz did not have hard figures on what it would cost to transform the building into a police station, but he said it would cost about one-half to two-thirds of the total price of building a new police station of comparable size.
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