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New El Dorado County sheriff’s headquarters to be discussed at community meetings

Here's the design for new El Dorado County Sheriff's Office facility

The design for the building has had some minor changes since the video, according to the Sheriff's Office.
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The design for the building has had some minor changes since the video, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled community meetings throughout the county in February to provide an update on a new public safety complex to be constructed in Diamond Springs.

The facility will allow the Sheriff’s Office to centralize operations that currently are spread across 13 different locations in the county. The complex will include administration and office space, a morgue, shooting range, evidence storage and special operations and training facilities.

The Board of Supervisors in November awarded a $49 million contract to design and build the facility to the team of Clark/Sullivan Construction and Broward Builders Inc. The county has received a $57.14 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loan to help fund the project. The total project cost is estimated at $68 million, with El Dorado County contributing $11 million, according to a county news release.

The county expects to break ground for the project this spring and anticipates the complex will be substantially complete by fall 2019.

Community meetings will be held:

  • Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive, Pollock Pines
  • Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville
  • Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Park Community Center, 6740 Fair Play Road, Somerset
  • Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills
  • Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Pilot Hill/Cool Hall, 1701 Highway 193, Cool

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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