At a recent Municipal Building Authority meeting held in commission chambers, the Emery County Commissioners, who sit on the MBA board, opened bids for the renovation of the county building. During this phase of the renovation, electrical work and carpentry work will be done.
Two bids were received for the electrical work, which will include a lighting retrofit in many of the rooms of the building. These upgrades will include the installation of more electricity efficient fixtures. Many of the same fixtures will remain, but with more effective ballasts. The bid for the electrical work was awarded to Dean Allen Electric.
Utah Power has a program that will reimburse a percentage of the upgrade cost, as an incentive to large power users, to those entities that qualify. The work that is being planned for the old courthouse building will fit the criteria for the reimbursement. The agreement with Utah Power was signed prior to the awarding of the bids.
The second part of the renovation project will be carpentry work to the large and small courtrooms, the Division of Motor Vehicles room and repair and replacement work in the existing rooms. This bid was awarded to Bob Allen Construction.
Renovation of the courthouse will begin soon.
An update on the sprinkling system at Emery Care and Rehab was given by Commissioner Drew Sitterud. He said that the final walkthrough was held earlier in the day, and that as soon as the construction debris is cleaned up, the project will be complete. He also added that the added cost to the project was due to an underground vault beneath the lawn surface in the Enabling Garden at the center.
The MBA meets once a month in the commission chambers. Their next meeting will be Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.