After five years of planning, 18 months of financial finagling and more than a year of construction, Roosevelt city has moved into its new $2 million municipal complex.
City officials held an open house recently to mark the event.The 24,000-square-foot facility is in the center of town on State Street and houses administrative offices, the police and fire departments, the circuit court and adult parole and probation.
Funding for construction came from loans and a grant from the Community Impact Board - $1 million as a low-interest loan, $500,000 in a no-interest loan and the remaining $500,000 in a grant. The board also awarded the city $110,000 to purchase the property for the complex.
The CIB has agreed to defer the first loan payment until 1995. The postponement will give the city time to retire a park bond this year. To pay off the Impact Board loans, the city will turn the bond over.
According to Brad Hancock, city administrator, the move will allow the city to make its annual $95,000 loan repayments for 20 years on the complex without having to raise taxes.
Roosevelt's administrative officers were previously housed in a 45-year old building, which originally contained the Duchesne County Hospital. The building, which the city had outgrown, had fallen into disrepair, failed to meet fire and safety codes and did not provide adequate security for the circuit court and police department.