The Johnson County Commissioners, Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Buffalo Police Department will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 8 to showcase the new criminal justice center.
Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek tells us about the happenings at the event.
Kozisek said the tours will give the public a chance to see the new facility and to see what the old facility is like, which he hopes will show the need for the new building.
The festivities will kick off with a ribbon cutting and a flag ceremony beginning at noon, and the county commissioners will be serving lunch from noon until 2pm and serving dinner from 5 to 7pm.
Tours of the new facility will begin every half hour and run throughout the day from noon until 8pm.
The facility cost $9,100,000 and construction took less than 18 months. The next phase of the project is a new courtroom facility which will be built onto the existing new criminal justice center. Notice to Proceed paperwork for the contractor to begin construction on the next phase is expected to be signed on Thursday as well.
Substantial completion for the new courtroom facility is scheduled for August of 2012. The new criminal justice center is located on West Fort Street next to the old justice center.