UPDATE: Chief Treloar announced tonight at City Council that Waterloo Fire has been in final talks with Hawkeye Metro Center for new location.
WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Waterloo Warming Center will stay open at its current location until January 31st.
Waterloo Fire Chief Pat Treloar says the deadline was extended to accommodate leaders of the center to find a location that was up to fire code.
Jubilee Methodist United Church, where the center currently operates, is not in compliance with fire code for people to stay overnight because it lacks a sprinkler system. It is up to code to operate as a church.
Black Hawk County Supervisor Chris Schwartz is hopeful that the former Hawkeye Community College Metro Center will be suitable for their needs. He says the fire department has already approved it for use as a warming center. Schwartz says they're close to reaching a deal.
Another option would be to temporarily use the basement of the Black Hawk County Courthouse. Schwartz placed an item on the agenda of the next supervisor's meeting for a vote.