Decatur’s Beacon Municipal Center to be dedicated

Posted by Dena Mellick May 7, 2015
An artist's rendering of the Beacon Municipal Center. Photo obtained via TheDecaturMinute.com

An artist’s rendering of the Beacon Municipal Center. Photo obtained via TheDecaturMinute.com

The city of Decatur is inviting residents to tour the completed Beacon Municipal Center.

Decatur is holding a dedication Saturday, May 16 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. to show off the Ebster Recreation Center, the Decatur Police Department & Municipal Court, and the administrative offices for City Schools of Decatur, which are all housed in the Beacon complex.

The dedication itself begins at 12:30 p.m., according to the invitation, with tours starting after that and continuing on the half-hour.

On Monday, Decatur City Commissioners approved a $44,000 spending increase to the budget for Beacon. It’s expected to be the final change order. The Decatur City Commission had already approved eight contract increases totaling $2.6 million for the $33 million project.

Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said the additional funding was needed to cover items including security upgrades to the prisoner holding area at the police department and floor finishes in the Beacon exhibit area.

Here’s the full list of improvements the $44,000 will cover:

– Security upgrades to the prisoner holding area at the Police Department, $14,500

– Floor finishes in the Beacon exhibit area, $10,000

– Millwork changes in the courtroom and CSD board room, $7,500

– Exterior lighting and other upgrades to the Ebster gym, $12,000

About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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