On Monday night during its work session the Jamestown City Council discussed change orders and more renovation for the JPD headquarter, which saw significant water damage in September due to the contract involved with Tracy Plaza renovation work at city hall – which is located directly above the police headquarters – not properly securing the area, which allowed rain water from a strong storm to pour into the police station.
Public Works director Jeff Lehman said the first phase of work will include renovations to the public entrance area, the command center and the squad room.
Police chief Harry Snellings said he hopes for the public entrance area of the police department, which was closed following the flooding, to be reopened in two more weeks.
If anyone needing to visit the police station can go through the Tracy Plaza entrance to the Municipal Building, located at 200 E. Third St. to request assistance.
Mayor Sam Teresi has said that in-house legal staff and the city’s insurance company have documented all the damage done so the contractor can be held accountable for the damage and not city taxpayers.