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Commissioners hear jail change orders

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com

The Huntington County Commissioners heard change orders in regard to the current jail project Monday morning.

Scott Carnegie of consulting firm DLZ stated there were multiple proposals made dating back to early April.

The first proposal was for security glazing for glass on the existing door that leads to the outdoor recreational area, a change necessitated by the Department of Homeland Security. 

Another proposal involved the metal roof which is being installed over the outdoor recreational space. In order to meet the manufacurer’s 20 year warranty, the request states the edge of the roof will need to be treated. 

Carnegie said the final two proposals involved adding a sub-panel to the jail’s electrical panel, which will add the adequate circuits to power two coiling overhead doors, and modifiying a mechanical room, which will free up some floor space.

Carnegie stated the total cost of the change orders would be $9,215.65. Commissioner Tom Wall said he would have to go to the County Council for additional public safety money. 

All requests were taken under advisement.

In other business, the commissioners:

Heard from Bob Jeffers of Huntington County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) regarding a full-scale flood exercise and grants for an equipment list for the agency. Among the listed equipment were additional radios and vehicle locator systems. Jeffers added the flood exercise will be taking place Wednesday.Heard a report from Highway Superintendent Troy Hostetler, who informed the board of a change order for Bridge 13, located on County Road 500W. The bridge will be shifted five feet and act as a cheaper option over relocating a sewer line. Hostetler also discussed the possibility of drawing up an ordinance to put speed limit signs on County Road 300N.