Bond Proposed for Retrofit of Conyers

Police Department, New City Hall and Municipal Courtroom
A $13 million bond will be on the ballot for city voters when they go to the polls on May 22. The funds will be dedicated to upgrading the Conyers Police Department and to accommodate a dedicated municipal courtroom.
The bond will also include the construction of a new city hall on O’Kelly Street that will centralize and consolidate all other services and departments.

The current city hall was established in 1965 and served citizens for 23 years before expansion was required in 1988. In the 30 years since the last expansion, the city’s population has doubled, as has the number of employees, causing departments to become overcrowded with no room for growth and limited storage. The bond will allow for the expansion of public safety while meeting federal mandates for enhanced security services pertaining to a dedicated courtroom.
Renderings are available for viewing on the city website and on display at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott Street, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A breakdown of costs and features for the $13 million investment is as follows:

City Hall – $9 million
Parking structure at new City Hall – $1 million
Police Department Retrofit and Municipal Courtroom
at Scott Street – $3 million.

The new courtroom would meet all federal and security guidelines. The approval of the bond would result in an addition of approximately $71 to an average annual $100,000 property bill.

For more information, contact the city manager’s office at 770-929-4226 or Conyers City Hall at 770-483-4411.