Burlington has stopped its search for a new home for one of its departments.
Questions have begun to surface as to whether the city of Burlington will be able to move ahead with plans to relocate its police department on its own.
It appears the city of Burlington will have to go it alone when it comes to finding a new home for its police department.
The talk of a joint law enforcement center in Burlington is starting to rekindle.
City and county leaders understand there are structural concerns with Burlington’s police station on North 3rd Street.
Those concerns led to discussions about a joint law enforcement center that would be shared by Burlington and Des Moines County.
Chairman Tom Broeker says the County Board of Supervisors backed out of the talks because of the potential, multi-million dollar price tag for the project.
The future of the building is back in the news after mold was discovered on the third floor, which houses the Des Moines County Attorney’s office.