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Adams County approves bid for new Ambulance Service home

Adams County approves bid for new Ambulance Service home

5 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Laverdiere Construction of Macomb bid $1.448 million for project at 29th and Chestnut

The Adams County Board has approved building a new home for its' Ambulance Service, without a clear way to pay for it. Scott Hardy has more.

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The Board Tuesday night approved the low bid of $1.448 million from Laverdiere Construction of Macomb for building the new 6300 square foot home for the Ambulance Service at 29th and Chestnut in Quincy. Ambulance Building Committee member Matt Obert says that's in line with the county's $1.5 million cost projection, and that the committee will try to find more savings.

( Matt Obert  :15 )

Blessing Hospital has given the County a June deadline to move the Service from its' current location at its 14th Street campus. Obert says that even though right now, the county doesn't have a full plan to pay for the new building, there won't be a tax increase.

( Matt Obert  :16 )

The hospital has pledged $125,000 to the project, which Obert says will help get the project started. In other business, the County Board also approved the low bid of $677,112 from Blick's Construction to demolish six buildings to make way for the new County Jail. That work will likely get started by the end of the month, and be completed by late May. The Board decided not to accept a $120,000 bid from the company to tear down the former Youth home, and will instead have the demolition work done in-house.

The County Board will also be meeting in special session next week, to approve a design development submittal for the Jail from architects HOK of Chicago. They'll also go over a revised construction budget projection provided by the firm.    

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