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Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

INTRODUCTION OF NEW EMPLOYEES
Human Resources Administrator Cindy Mowen brought newly hired
Sheriff's Patrol Deputy Jeremey Kuhnke before the Board for introductions.
COURT HOUSE BUDGET TRANSFER
Director of Special Projects Gary Rohrer and Project Manager Gary Pozzouli brought this request, for a budget transfer in the amount of $535,141 along with Change Orders 65 and 66 to Callas Contractors, Inc. for the Court House Renovation Project. Rohrer told the Board that the request is the result of associated delays and impacts from the new prisoner elevator located off the alley between the original Court House and the Annex, the relocation of utilities in the alley, and the impact and delay damages caused by a 7-month delay by Verizon. The Court House project began in September 2004. A variety of delays mostly attributed to latent conditions had the project tracking about six months behind schedule prior to the March 2005 courthouse shootings in Atlanta. Rohrer said. Since that time, a number of security related changes as well as other costs have been incurred. The Contractor's latest schedule projects completion of all work by February 8, 2008. In addition to the budget transfer, approval of Change Orders 65 and 66, were requested. CO# 65 in the amount of $28,553 involves work in the Orphans Court area of the existing Court House. In the course of renovations to this area, construction crews discovered extensive damage to the west wall, requiring repair before finishing. In addition, it was necessary to relocate a heating unit, provide power, data, and phone outlets and provide bench work for three judges. CO#66 in the amount of $104,639 compensates the Contractor for relocating an existing City storm drain and sanitary sewer line that would otherwise have interfered with the construction of a new prisoner access ramp into the basement detention area. The CO also grants a 397 calendar-day time extension for the impact of extending the contract with the new prisoner elevator as well as the field modifications for the ramp. Rohrer said that the request includes 8% on change orders performed by subcontractors. The primary contractor has been keeping the project open with no provision for overhead or profit. Discussion took place on utility company problems with the project and others statewide. The total would be transferred from the Capital Improvement Program contingency fot the currernt fiscal year. The Budget Transfer and Change Orders 65 and 66 were approved on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Bill Wivell voting "no".
THE COMMISSIONERS ATTENDED THE ANNUAL LUNCH WITH CAMPERS AT MARTY SNOOK PARK AT THE NOON HOUR.
Approximately 470 children attend Recreation Department Summer Play Camps each week at 7 County Park sites.

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