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City Council Approves Contract Negotiations for New Civic Center
At the December 9, 2013 City Council Meeting, the Sequim City Council approved the City Manager and City Attorney to begin contract negotiations with Lydig/Integrus for the final design and construction of the new City Hall and Police Station.

Find out more about the anticipated schedule and how the City will pay for the new facility

Design Proposals Presented
Sequim residents will have the opportunity to view visuals of the proposed Civic Center designs, meet and talk with the design teams, and provide input to the City Council and the project evaluation committee through comment cards at a special meeting Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar Street.

The City has contracted with three design/build teams to propose design concepts for the new facility. Each team will be presenting to the project evaluation team throughout the day on December 3. These meeting are also open to the public.

The project evaluation team will meet in an executive session on December 4 to evaluate the performance of the current contract which requires design-build proposals based on pre-established criteria. The contracts’ scoring criterion includes plans for project management, project schedule, building design and aesthetics, and building cost and value. The evaluation committee may return to regular session and take action at this meeting. They may determine the committee’s scores and a recommendation to be made to the Sequim City Manager for consideration in his recommendation to the City Council. The City Manager will make his recommendation, and it is anticipated that the City Council will make a decision, on the design/build team at the regular council meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center. 

City Presentation for Bond Rating
The City of Sequim has received a AA- bond rating from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's. The City is working with D.A. Davidson & Co. in Port Angeles to sell $10 million in municipal bonds as part of the finance plan for the new City Hall and Police Station.

On July 12, 2013 City of Sequim Mayor Ken Hays, City Manager Steve Burkett, Administrative Services Director Elray Konkel, Police Chief Bill Dickinson, Accounting Manager Sue Hagener, and Financial Advisor Annette Sommer, met with representatives from Standard & Poors in San Francisco in a two hour presentation on the City’s management structure, financial policies, financial history, and current financial status. 

View the City Presentation

Financing will be either a City Council approved tax exempt bond issue, which would be sized as to the total project costs plus cost of issuance of the bonds, or a bank qualified loan.

The 2013 Budget includes $600,000 for project management and design.

The combined Police Station and City Hall will be approximately 34,000 sq. ft. in size. The project will incorporate community space, including an outdoor area for events and gatherings. The total project cost is expected to be $15 million.

Design Build RFP Process Begins
Next Steps:

• The project manager has been contracted, a competitive process was conducted to select three teams of architects, contractor and developer to design and construct the project for a fixed not to exceed price.  The final team will be selected based on their proposals.

• Contractor and developer selected fall of 2013

• Issuance of loans or debt for project by mid August of 2013

• Begin construction by spring of 2014

City Hall and Police Station Project Moves Forward
Progress continues on the development of a new Police Station and City Hall. The Serenity House property adjacent to the current City Hall has been acquired; and space needs requirements, costs estimates, and alternative site plans have been developed. In August 2012, the voters approved a .1% sales tax Public Safety Levy for a Police Station and Emergency Operations Center (EOC). In December 2012 a Request For Qualifications was issued for Project Management Services, It was  presented to the City Council and approved on February 25, 2013.