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Negotiations continue for county building

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Adel–Dallas County Public Corporation went into closed session to discuss the land purchase for the proposed Dallas County administration building.

Following the closed session, Adel Mayor Jim Peters and Dallas County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kim Chapman stated that negotiations are still underway. The location of the undisclosed real estate will not be released until an agreement can be reached.

At a July 11 meeting, the corporation passed a motion directing attorneys Jim Van Werden, Tom Murphy and John Reich to discuss the purchase of certain real estate with the owners of the real estate, as discussed in closed session, and to acquire options if possible.

The corporation has until Wednesday, August 27 to provide location information to the auditor’s office in order to have the construction of a public safety facility (county jail) and construction of a separate administration building added to the ballot for the November general election.

The site for the proposed public safety building is set for Ortonville, just east of Adel while the site for the administration building is still be negotiated.

The corporation also passed a motion to hold regular weekly meetings every Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the Dallas County Board of Supervisors meeting room at 902 Court Street in Adel.

The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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