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Commissioners And Council To Discuss Courthouse Renovations

Last updated on Saturday, June 22, 2013

(BEDFORD) - It will cost an estimated $1.2 million dollars to put a new variable refrigerant flow heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and an estimated $840,000 to repair or replace more of the Lawrence County Courthouse’s 100 windows.

The commissioners wanted to speak with council members before approving any of the updates at their meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The commissioners heard about the improvements from Architura's Michael Conly and Ameresco's Mark Heirbrandt, this week.

Heirbrandt, says after carefully looking into the courthouse's current heating and cooling systems he recommends commissioners chose a variable refrigerant flow system.
He added the installation of a four-pipe system would cost the county an estimated at $1.9 million.

He noted if Architura and Ameresco are selected to undertake the renovation, a committee of local officials will be needed to oversee the project. The committee would consist of a commissioner, three county council members, the auditor and the county's maintenance man.

The money used for the repairs will be paid for from the sale of Dunn Memorial Hospital to St. Vincent Hospital. The county council allocated $1 million dollars of that money to do the repairs.

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