After months of working out details, Bountiful's new police/-courts building is close to being financed.
The city's municipal building authority and the City Council adopted a resolution on Monday that approved a lease agreement between the building authority, the city of Bountiful and the state.Under the agreement, the city will lease 48 percent of the new building from the building authority, and will then sublease that share to the state. The lease and sublease will last 20 years, after which the city of Bountiful will own the building outright.
The deal will be closed by the end of the week, according to city attorney Russell Mahan.
The new building, which is adjacent to the existing City Hall, will be 51,000 square feet and will house Bountiful's police department and judges from 2nd District Court. Bountiful now has a circuit court, but it will be phased out under a state consolidation plan.