Ashland County Commissioners Hear About Courthouse HVAC, Jail Cameras and Intercom Projects

The Ashland County office building at the intersection of West Main and Cottage streets is seen here Tuesday, April 6, 2021. TOM E. PUSKAR/TIMES-GAZETTE.COM

ASHLAND – Ashland County Maintenance Superintendent Denny Harris provided an update on the county courthouse HVAC project and the county jail camera and intercom project.

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“After talking to contractors yesterday, the completion date may be late February,” Harris said of the jail project. “We are still expecting around 100 intercoms and that would take around a week and a half. The biggest delay was trying to get parts. It was a very difficult project there.

The cost of the prison project is approximately $1.4 million.

The courthouse is expected to be completed within the next six to ten weeks.

“It was a challenge for every contractor who went there because of the original construction of the courthouse,” Harris said. “They made this building last forever.”

Harris said the thickness of the walls made drilling the more than 200 holes a challenge.

“The marble was soft, but the red brick was terrible to walk through,” he added. “They predict the end of the project in mid-February.”

The total cost of the HVAC is $837,987.

Opening of tenders for the Loudonville park improvement project

Commissioners approved advertising bids until 9:15 a.m. Feb. 10 for lights and labor to install lights for the Loudonville Park Improvement Project. Tenders will be opened at the Commissioners’ meeting this morning.

Two transfers were made, the first being $100,000 to Children’s Services (Commissioners) and $8,295.04 from US bailout funds to help pay for maintenance salary reimbursement for the HVAC project .

An agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation has been approved. The agreement will initiate a series of guardrail replacement/installation projects on county roads.

New full-time employee added to Employment and Family Services

Stacey Castellucci saw her job at Employment and Family Services change from part-time to full-time effective January 24. Castellucci is a social worker 2.

An amendment to the sub-grant agreement with the Greater Ohio Workforce Policy Board was approved for the county to provide re-employment and eligibility assessment services.

FOLLOWING Commissioners will meet Thursday, January 27 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room on the second floor of the County Office Building. The meetings are open to the public, but also livestreamed on the Ashland, OH County Government Facebook page.

This article originally appeared on Ashland Times Gazette: Ashland County Commissioners Hear Updates on Multiple Projects

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