Law Enforcement Center & Courthouse Updates Project

The Floyd County Jail does not meet the current needs for the staff, public, or inmates. 

Delbert Longley, Chief Jail Inspector, Iowa Department of Corrections 

That October 2013 quote started the ball rolling on a series of discussions, studies, assessments, and designs leading up to a Citizens Advisory Committee's recommendation to the Floyd County Board of Supervisors for a new law enforcement center and courthouse updates project.

The Citizens Advisory Committee, made up of residents of the county and employee representatives from cities in the county, state offices serving the county, and Floyd County offices, participated in meetings facilitated by representatives from Prochaska & Associates, the firm procured to complete Phase 1 & 2 assessments.  Following a diligent study of reports, participating in numerous meetings, touring the jail, and reviewing several design options, the Committee selected Option 1B.  This option is a single story Law Enforcement Center (LEC) including Sheriff's office, a 32-bed jail facility, communications (dispatch) center, and a secure elevator separating inmates from the public for access to the 3rd and 4th floor courtrooms.  A common atrium serves as a lobby connecting the new LEC with the existing courthouse and includes an ADA compliant elevator and public restrooms.  A multi-purpose room serving as an Emergency Operating Center (EOC), training room and meeting room is available from the lobby for public access.  Improvements are also planned for the 1941 courthouse, including a replacement of windows to the original look of the courthouse, a new heating/cooling system and a reconfiguration of space needs for certain offices.


Some of several considerations studied:              (Refer to Floyd County Part 2 Facility Development study above for details and costs of each option.)

April 21, 2018 Presenters, NIACC - Charles City Click on any photo to view presentation.

Following their own due diligence of options and plan designs, on February 19, 2018, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution setting May 1, 2018 as a date for a special election entering into a loan agreement and issuing bonds for the purpose of acquiring real estate and constructing, finishing, and equipping a County Law Enforcement Center and of undertaking renovations to the County Courthouse. 

Public Measure A "Shall the County of Floyd, State of Iowa, enter into a loan agreement and issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount of $13,500,000, for the purpose of acquiring real estate and constructing, furnishing and equipping a County Law Enforcement Center and of undertaking renovations to the County Courthouse?" passed with 68.72% of the votes.  

The Board's next steps were to identify a Core Team (Supv Linda Tjaden, Sheriff Jeff Crooks, and Auditor Gloria Carr) to work with Prochaska reps on more defined details and hire a construction manager, The Samuels Group, to make it all happen.

If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact a Core Team member or any of the Board of Supervisors about our project.  Watch this page for more details as the project progresses.

     Official Election Results - Passed 68.72%

Official Results



August 19, 2019

1.01 FLOYD COUNTY, IOWA (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS OWNER):  101 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616

1.02 AND PROCHASKA & ASSOCIATES (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS ARCHITECT):  11317 Chicago Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68154-2633


A. Project: Construction of the Floyd County Law Enforcement Center & Courthouse Upgrades

B. Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by Floyd County Board of Supervisors on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications, and form of contract) and estimated cost for the for the Floyd County Law Enforcement Center & Courthouse Upgrades Project at its meeting at 9:00 A.M. on September 10, 2019, 101 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616.

C. Sealed bids for the work comprising each improvement as stated below must be filed before 2:00 P.M. according to the clock in the Auditor’s Office on September 5, 2019. Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened.

D. Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 2:15 P.M. on September 5, 2019, in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, for consideration by the Board of Supervisors at its meeting on September 10, 2019 at 9:00 A.M.

E. A prebid meeting will be held in the Ground Floor Assembly Room on August 26, 2019 at 11:00am. It is recommended, but not mandated, for bidders to attend.

F. The New Construction Work shall be commenced immediately upon notice to proceed. This will be issued after September 10, 2019 by the Board of Supervisors.

G. Copies of the contract documents are available from ISF and the offices of Prochaska & Associates, 11317 Chicago Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68154-2633 and Beeline & Blue, 2507 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. Bidders may obtain bidding documents from Beeline & Blue. A $50.00 deposit is required for each set of documents, refundable if documents are returned to Beeline & Blue within fourteen (14) days after award of the project. Two (2) sets may be issued to each prime contractor bidder. Additional document sets may be secured for $50.00 per set without refund. All documents shall be returned to Beeline & Blue.

H. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statutes.


A. The Construction of the Floyd County Law Enforcement Center & Courthouse Upgrades shall include all work required to construct a law enforcement addition and renovations to the existing courthouse. This includes but is not limited to: excavation, paving, landscaping, concrete, precast, masonry, structural steel, carpentry, casework, roofing, insulation, security doors, doors, Sectional Doors, aluminum windows and storefronts, finishes, Detention Equipment, Food Service, laundry, mobile shelving and shelving, sprinklers, plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Fire Alarm, Communications, Data, and Security Electronics in compliance with the requirements of the Contract Documents.


A. Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as defined in Iowa Code Section 26.8, as security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the award of contract a corporate surety bond, in a form acceptable to Floyd County, for the faithful performance of the contract, in an amount equal to 100% of the amount of the contract. The bidder's security shall be in an amount not less than 5% of the bid and shall be in the form of a cashier's check or a certified check drawn on an FDIC insured bank in Iowa or on an FDIC insured bank chartered under the laws of the United States; or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States; or a bid bond on the form provided in the contract documents with corporate surety satisfactory to the Jurisdiction. The bid shall contain no condition except as provided in the specifications.

B. Floyd County reserves the right to defer acceptance of any bid for a period of thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of bids and no bid may be withdrawn during this period.

C. Each successful bidder will be required to furnish a corporate surety bond in an amount equal to 100% of its contract price. Said bond shall be issued by a responsible surety approved by Floyd County and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all material and labor, and protect and save harmless Floyd County from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the contract and shall also guarantee the maintenance of the New Law Enforcement Center caused by failures in materials and construction for a period of two years from and after acceptance of the contract.

D. Floyd County does hereby reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to enter into such contract, or contracts, as it shall deem to be in the best interest of the jurisdiction.

E. The project site is owned by the County. Bidders shall visit the site to become familiar with the site prior to submitting a bid.


A. This Notice is given by authority of Floyd County, Iowa.

Doug Kamm, Floyd County Board of Supervisor Chair