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Supervisors OK jail bid

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 18, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a bid to remodel the county jail Thursday.

Nearly $455,000 will be used to reclaim space to accommodate a new emergency response vehicle, increase the holding area, decrease the size of the lobby, and relocate the booking area. The construction will also allow the building to eliminate waste pipes in the ceiling.

Johnson County facilities manager David Kempf said the total project cost was well under the $490, 000 budget.

“This bid is so favorable we’d be crazy not to take it,” said Supervisor Rod Sullivan.

Kempf said he expects construction to begin within the next 30 to 45 days once the contract is signed.

“This is something that is needed and will make our lives easier,” he said.

— by Katie Heine


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