Delaware County is putting their annex property up for sale.
The annex property is the former Community Savings Bank building on East Main Street that the County purchased two years ago for just under $600,000. Since then, they’ve called the building the “annex”, with plans to renovate the building into office space for the Delaware County Treasurer’s and Auditor’s offices, as well as room for the county’s voting equipment and office space for Delaware County Economic Development and Delaware County Tourism. The County Supervisors had expected the construction bids to come in around $500,000 to $700,000, but upon opening the six bids in November 2020, they were much higher than expected – around one million dollars higher. So they rejected the bids and put the project on hold.
Now over a year later, after exploring all of their options, the County has made the decision to try to sell the building. County Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs:
The RFP, which will provide details of the property to prospective bidders, will be available soon on the county’s website and in the county’s official newspapers.
Also at their meeting on Monday, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors received an update from Regional Planning Affiliation on their long range transportation plan. The County told the RPA they’d appreciate any help they could get with funding their future X-31 bridge project at Lake Delhi.
The Supervisors set a public hearing for February 28th for the proposed property tax levies for fiscal year 2022-23.
The County approved hiring Jeff Zalaznik as a new deputy with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Zalaznik, a Dyersville native and former police officer, will fill a vacancy in the department beginning February 7th.
And the County Supervisors have donated some unusable items to a good cause. There were 35 old coats and vests, along with several mattresses and new pillows, still sitting in the old Sheriff’s Office. The coats and vests were warm winter gear once worn by the County’s deputies, with all the official deputy patches removed. Helmrichs says the items have been hauled down to Cedar Rapids, where they will go to people in need at the Linn County Access Center and homeless shelter.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH