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  • Remodeling has begun on the north side of county building

By Myrna Trauntvein
Times-News Correspondent

The second stage of the remodeling of the county building to make it serve more offices with more space is now underway.

At Juab County Commission meeting, Rick Carlton, commissioner, reviewed the plans and contracts with commissioners.

Ryan B. Lynn Construction was the winning bidder for the downstairs on the north side of the building.

“He submitted the lowest bid,” said Carlton. “His bid came in at $27,400.”

Carlton has been the commissioner over the remodeling of the building.

The A-Team, Asbestos Abatement and Inspections, Salem, took 49 samples in the building, said Carlton.

“They only found one place, a 144-square foot piece of linoleum which has now been removed,” he said. “They did the tests and removal from Friday through Sunday so no one would be in the building.”

He said that the county had the proper building permit and that they had worked with DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) of Utah.

One day, with the construction workers beginning early in the morning, the firewall on the second half of the building would be removed.

“They will be approximately one month doing the construction work on the bottom north side of the building,” said Carlton.

The wall between the treasurer’s office and the assessor’s office will be removed as part of the remodel and the area will be reconfigured to better serve the needs of the various offices.

“The assessor’s office will be moved into the former health department upstairs until the work on that office is completed downstairs,” said Carlton.

Central Electric Supply, Richfield, won the bid for the electrical work at $3,157.50. The electricians will run all the whips, he said. County workers will then set the lights.

Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning Inc, Nephi, won the bid on doing the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) work on the remodel at $4,170.

Western Interior Services, Salt Lake City, will provide the furniture for the newly completed conference center in the building.

The carpet to match the south building remodel will cost $11,405.60

“We should have enough money in this budget to start on the upstairs north remodeling project,” said Carlton.

Still to be remodeled are the county attorney’s offices upstairs and the former county health department.