The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 59
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 59

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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D12 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1968 Law Complex Signing Will Be Moment Of Triumph by addition of a third story to the structure. Gatchel, smiling, said last week, "This Is wonderful. We are showing great progress by getting this off the ground. rr The separate male and female jail quarters, plus separate juvenile detention quarters, a matron's room, and "sick bay" for prisoners will, comprise the second floor. Public parking will be on the east and west sides of the new law enforcement complex. All police vehicles will park In a special fenced security area behind (south of) the new building. The jail Is designed to have a capacity of 58 prisoners, but could be expanded to hold 140 HEARING il ii it nl X V Mi II f! f I 75 $ i r AIDS ii "4 Batteries Accessories Repairs, all makes RIVIERA OPTICAL By P.UX PRICE Staff Writt-r DELRAY BEACH Within a year, if all goes according to plan, police will be operating out of the city's new law enforcement complex on the south side of SW First Street, between SW Second and Third Avenues. Monday at 2 p.m. the contract for the two-story, brick-face structure is scheduled to be signed. It will be a moment of triumph. Following Wednesday night's City Council approval of the negotiated contract, City Manager David Gatchel was ecstatic. "We've won one," he grinned. Chief of Police R. C. Croft was all smiles, flis No. 2 man, M5 liMfetf, limn Intel 141-4412 Capt. James Grantham, joked, laughed and shook hands with everyone leaving the City Council chambers. The contract signing at 2 p.m. Monday will knell the end of the city's present police station on S. Federal Highway, w hich is the former City Hall. Councilman LeRoy Merritt, at Wednesday night's meeting, referred to the structure as a "blight." If anything, Merritt did not adequately describe the building. Floors are uneven. There are cracks in the walls. Doors don't always stay closed, because of what might be described as "wall warpage." To sign the contract Monday will be city officials, architect James Gamble Rogers of Winter Park, his associate Roy Simon from Delray Beach, and prime contractor Hays & Robinson Construction Co. of Boynton Beach. William Hays, president of the construction company, said last week, "We should be ready to start (preliminary construction work) within a couple of weeks." Rogers' firm of Rogers, will be on the south side of SW First Street, between SW Second and Third Avenues. NEW COMPLEX - Delray Beach's new law enforcement complex, shown here in an architect's sketch. KIEOT- Cleaners and Launders Palm Beach Mall Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Next WelgrMiti Open 7 am te 7 pm NEED NEW FLOORS? coll GRIFFINS Southern Blvd. at lakt Ave. 832-7561 Free Estimates Ladies' or Men's SUITS each Beautifully cleaned and pressed Plain No Knits Serious steps toward construction of the law enforcement complex took place In 1966 with sale of $200,000 worth of city bonds to finance construction. After Gatchel and Chief of Police Croft toured jails In the state, they reported that there was "no way" that the desired structure could be built for $200,000. They estimated then that it would run "close to $350,000." Gatchel said last week, In the light of spiraling costs, the contract to be signed Monday reflects "Just about that." The building was designed as two stories which can be easily turned into a three-story structure. The Jail windows won't look like jail windows. "They're a new type of awning window," Gatchel explains, "made of tool-proof steel." Tool-proof steel also will be embedded in the walls throughout the structure. First floor of the new building will house the municipal court, space for a jury should It be needed In the future, offices 'for the chief, captain, other senior officers, a locker room for all patrolmen, a wing for the detective bureau complete with photo darkroom and laboratory, an arms room, dispatcher and radio room. APAmiVlENISsti fa 'A ncu- concept in condominium living' 2149 lor I 89' each Dry cleaned and Pressed Plain - No Knits J rAIKJ J ALL SMILES Delray Beach City voted to accept a negotiated con-Manager David Gatchel, left, and tract for the new law enforcement Chief of Police R. C. Croft were all complex, smiles last week after the council mm "ii OR SLACKS 55 Dry cleaned and pressed Lovelock & Fritz has designed 41 law enforcement buildings. The firm is described by Gatchel as being "tops In Its field" for jails and prison-related structures. Gatchel said Thursday during an Interview that the firm also has been "responsible enough" to obtain $75 million worth of design and engineering contracts with the U. S. government since 1952. IZLECT Men's Single story, four Apts per building, no overhead neighbors, no stairs to climb. Only 7 Apts per acre. Walking distance to Shopping Center and Theater. 1 Bedroom - VA Bath $ 11,490 2 Bedroom - 2 Bath-From $1 3,990 Complete Club House, meeting, Gatchel reported success. By "loosening specifications," the amount was reduced to $409,790.53 for construction and $41,700 for jail equipment. Additional architects' fees, radio equipment and a radio tower ran the total, less landscaping and furniture to $467,240.53. The council voted to sign the contract. Planning for the law enforcement complex began about 10 years ago. It was proposed then to build the structure just about where City Hall is now. After construction of the Civic Center and City Hall on the city's NW First Avenue property, the present SW First Street site was 28' each Simon is associated with Rogers specifically for work on the new law enforcement complex. The city fathers picked Rogers, who then asked Simon to be his local associate on the project. Cost of the new building was estimated earlier this year at "just under $400,000." When bids were opened Aug. 7, the low bid was for $515,266 for the construction of the building plus an additional $58,700 for jail equipment. This Hays & Robinson bid was not accepted. There was "absolute shock" at the high figure among members of city council. Last month, the council authorized Gatchel and the architects to attempt to negotiate the work for some lesser amount. At Wednesday's council Beautifully washed and pressed Folded or Hangers Pool, Rec. Facilities. All Apts. equipped with GE Refrigerator-Freezer, Range and Central Air-conditioning. City Water & Sewers. FURNISHED MODEL OPEN 9AM-6PM 24 Hour Service at no extra charge on request PRICES AT THIS LOCATION ONLY TERMITES? CALL T0MASELL0 585-2551 FOR COMPHTf PEST C0NTRO1 SERVICE MEMBEB Of THE NATIONAL PEST CONTROl ASSOCIATION TAX ASSESSOR 235 MAIN Blvd, (S. W. 16th Ave) BOYNTON BEACH Ph. 732-6632 WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT EXPERIENCE A GOOD JUDGE can't run for office as a "politician"! A GOOD JUDGE doesn't render decisions based on party affiliation or political views. a ouuu JUDC6 makes decisions by applying the LAW to the FACTS in , f -x - ft V fiiinr In i - I eacn case. Therefore, when a Judge seeks re-election (as does Judge Banzai Currie) a fair comparison of his EXPERIENCE and legal knowledge to that of his opponent would be in order. Judge Currie tried cases in aJl courts before he went on the bench. He was elected City Judge of West Palm Beach for three years. In over 17 years on the bench he has heard more than 50,000 cases in the SMALL CLAIMS-Magistrate COURT as the senior presiding judge (there are 5 judges) The local Bar voted him "well-qualified" 175 to 13. He employed and trained the courteous and efficient clerks in the Civil Division. Judge Currie's OPPO.XEST has never tried a civil case in any court; his entire three year legal career has been spent as an assistant to the county solicitor. This is EXPERIENCE vs. INEXPERIENCE! On November 5th, please remember Judge Currie's experience and vote for him. You will have cast your vote for one of the most respected men in Florida legal circles,- and a judge whose 17 years EXPERIENCE gives him an understanding of your problems. Sound logical? 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