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File #: G19-695   
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/2/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion on the conceptual design for the Municipal Court Security Enhancements Project, PN 7-C-001-19. (20 min)
Staff Contact: Mary Jaeger, Beth Wright
Attachments: 1. A. Schematic Design Concept Images, 2. B. Project Fact Sheet

Department: Public Works

Staff Contact: Mary Jaeger/Beth Wright

Subject: This presentation and discussion will provide Council with information on the conceptual design proposed for the expansion to the Municipal Court building to support security enhancements.


Item Description:

Discussion on the conceptual design for the Municipal Court Security Enhancements Project, PN 7-C-001-19.



The 2019 capital improvements program includes $850,000 for construction of the Municipal Court Security Enhancements project.  This project will provide for an expansion on the west side of the municipal court building to accommodate screening measures to screen all persons, purses, bags, etc. entering the building.  This screening will eliminate the carrying of both open and concealed weapons into the municipal court building.  The addition on the west side of the building will allow screening to take place prior to persons gaining access to the lobby of the municipal court building.  Screening equipment is anticipated to include a magnetometer, an x-ray machine for screening purses and bags, and hand-held wands.  On December 4, 2018, City Council approved an agreement with Hoefer Wysocki Architects for the design of the project.


Over several weeks and during a number of planning and design sessions, Hoefer Wysocki has worked with staff to evaluate various design concepts for the building expansion.  Significant emphasis has been placed on managing the queuing of persons entering into the facility as they await the screening process, the physical location of the screening equipment, and the positioning of the security personnel.  During this schematic design phase, the various concepts have been synthesized in one recommended concept.


Staff and Hoefer Wysocki will lead a presentation of the latest schematic design concept.  This presentation will primarily focus on providing the City Council with a look at the concept design being developed for the building exterior and the interior space layout.  The response and direction received from the City Council following this presentation will be crucial in moving this project forward into the next phase of design development and final construction documents.


Financial Impact:

Funding for the Municipal Court Security Enhancements project, as approved in the 2019 Capital Improvement Plan, includes:

GO Bonds                     $800,000

Court Technology Fund                     $  50,000

Total                     $850,000


Action Needed:

Staff requests the City Council provide feedback and direction related to the schematic design concept presented.



A: Schematic Design Concept Images

B: Project Fact Sheet