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Van Buren County Administrative Building Nearing Completion

Van Buren County Administrative Building Nearing Completion

Van Buren County’s new administrative building will be completed by March 3rd, a little more than three years after the old administrative building burnt to the ground on a frigid January night.

County Mayor Greg Wilson said it’s taken a lot of hard work a determination to get to this point.

“We’ve got a beautiful building and everything inside of the administrative building and jail is state of the art,” Wilson said. “We are Van Buren Strong.”

The 50,000 square foot facility will house administrative offices, the jail, and justice center.

“It’s going to be beneficial in several different ways,” Wilson said. “We have now put all of those different offices into one building, which lowers the cost. The jail is also 60 years old and was originally built to hold 13 people. We are running out of room there.”

The project totaled $11.2 million and did not require a tax increase. The county used $4 million of insurance they received after the fire to pay for part of the project.

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