Clive is a growing city with growing public safety needs. The current public safety building was designed to serve a population of 11,000. Clive’s population today is over 18,000 and is expected to grow to approximately 24,000. The City Council has studied public safety needs over the past five years, and has determined that a 40,000 square foot facility shared by the Clive Police and Fire Departments is the most efficient and cost-effective strategy. Land acquisition and construction costs for the facility are projected to be $15.25M.
Timeline of Recent Actions Taken by City Concerning the Public Safety Facility
- June 2019 - City Council advances plan to build 40,000 square foot public safety facility at 8800 Hickman Road. The new facility will cost approximately $15.25 million.
- May 2019 - City identifies public safety facilities as a priority for funding from a proposed Polk County Local Option Sales and Services Tax (LOSST) vote scheduled for August 2019
- April 2019 – City completes analysis of existing buildings/properties in Clive for public safety facility needs.
- June 2017 - February 2019 - City conducts search of potential sites for public safety facility.
- March 2017 - City receives completed Standards of Cover study from ESCI Consultants, indicating a recommendation to relocate Clive's Harbach Fire Station further west in the community.
- October 2016 - City Council directs Police Chief to work on deferred maintenance projects associated with the Police portion of the Dymond Public Safety Center.
- July 2016 - City Council approves a Standards of Cover study jointly with the City of Urbandale to study opportunities for combined/consolidated Fire/EMS operations between the two cities.
- August 2015 - City Council receives and files Public Safety Facilities Study
- January 2015 - City Council approves contract for professional services with Shive-Hattery for the Public Safety Facilities Study.