Four change orders in constructing the jail and law enforcement center were approved by the Plymouth County board of supervisors Wednesday, with plans to seek reimbursement from two of them.
Chief Industries requested a change order to install security systems totaling $7,039, according to Don Law, chairman of the jail committee. However, the changes had been marked in the second draft of plans and should be withheld from the architect's final bill, he noted.
Another change order totaling $1,818.20 will be reimbursed to the county later. Chief Industries had been in the first bid package before the enactment of the one-cent sales tax. That amount can be returned since the county as a governmental agency will receive a reimbursement.
Langel's Electric's change order of $3,115.34 was approved to provide two temporary power stations in the jail support and housing areas during the construction. The county will own the stations and could re-sell the items, indicated Fred Hutchinson of PCS Associates. Plans had not specified how many or exact locations of construction needs.
Another change order approved was for $2,590.41 involved the relocation of lines to speed construction. Law explained that elevations changed during the project, requiring relocations.
Law noted there was about $80,000 in contingency funds to be used for the orders.
"I'm sure the architect's aware the omission is not going to be overlooked by the board, because I'm not going to let it," said Hutchinson. "Our priority is to keep progress going now."