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Adams County Board reduces Jail cost by $408,000

Adams County Board reduces Jail cost by $408,000

6 days, 14 hours ago by Scott Hardy

10 change orders approved Tuesday night

The Adams County Board has approved changes in how the new Adams County Jail will be built, that will save the County over $400,000. Scott Hardy has more.

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The County Board Tuesday night approved 10 different change orders that will shave just over $408,000 off the cost of the Jail. They include changes in duct work and exterior wall coverings, and were flagged by Construction Manager Sid Wilson, working with the contractor and architects HOK. Jail Sub-committee Chairman Mark Peter says that's one reason why they hired Wilson.

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Peter said that several of the items that were changed were high-end products that weren't needed for the Jail, items they tried to remove from the project earlier this year.

( Mark Peter  :21 )

Foundation work on the new Jail should start in the second week of December.

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