Canyon County Commissioner's got approval for a new 45,000 sf. County Administrative building to be constructed on the parking lot to the south of the County Coroner/Forensic Lab Offices. The CEURA Board passed a motion for the Chairman to prepare a resolution for revenue bonds to be issued for this project. Canyon County will be responsible for the construction and supervision of the construction and bonds will be repaid via the URA increment money the County is scheduled to receive from 2015 to 2022. Funds to the county will be in the neighborhood of $1.3MM per year for eight years that remain on the life of CEURA. The new building will be about $7MM depending on bids and specifications.
County services to be located in the new admin. building will be Development Services, Commissioners, Clerk Auditor and other county offices. The existing courthouse will be made over into courtrooms, office spaces for the County Prosecutor and Public Defender and other judicial functions. The plan also calls for an 80 bed expansion for a women's section of the County Jail and conversion of the Elections building into an alternative sentencing facility akin to 24/7 programs used in other counties.