County Commission approved Dickson County Justice Center

The Dickson County Commission approved of a new Dickson County Justice Center that won’t require a tax increase and a maximum cost of $25 million during the special meeting held Monday night. The commission voted for the facility, which will be on Highway 49 across from the Charlotte Square.

Ben Eberle, Vice President of project construction manager T.W. Frierson, presented a breakdown of the project budget with $23 million in construction costs and an estimated $2 million in soft costs. Some of the soft costs include about $1.2 million in architect and engineering fees.

Eberle said that mobilization of the construction crews could start in early March.

Though Frierson has guaranteed that the cost will not exceed $25 million, he said the final pricing would occur in mid March.

Some of the county commissioners were not entirely supportive of the facility, however 10 commissioners voted fro the justice center and a a few were very supportive of the new courthouse.