The contracts to upgrade the electronic control system, heating, ventilation and air conditioning of the county’s juvenile detention facility were approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in two separate but related agenda items.
The upgrades are for the control panels that control the locks of the facility in the amount of $87,952, said William Brunet, director of Public Works. American Alarm Co. was the lowest-bidding company and there will be no impact to the general fund, according to a report to the board, as funding is coming from the Criminal Justice Facility Fund.
The contract for the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system of the facility was awarded to University Mechanical and Engineering contractors, who were the lowest bidder with a quote of about $645,000, Meeting glance said Brunet. Funding for the project is coming from the Criminal Justice Facility Fund and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program.
Supervisor Gary Wyatt asked about a figure in the report where the total project cost was listed to be about $965,000.
Some $117,000 is already being used to pay the consultant who prepared the design, responded Brunet.
Both agenda items were unanimously approved.
Here are two other things that happened at Tuesday’s meeting
1 - The Bicycle Master Plan, which proposes the construction of about 436 miles of bike lines in the next 20 years with a $68 million price tag, was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors.
2 - The Imperial Valley Cotton Pest Abatement District submitted a preliminary budget in which they list a balance of about $227.47.