FARMINGTON -- The $22.5 million Davis County Memorial Courthouse campus renovation remains on schedule and on budget, officials say.
The Davis County Commission recently approved the transfer of $3.5 million from its general fund to its capital improvement fund.
The transfer puts the cash on hand to cover the difference between what the county bonded for the project -- $19.6 million -- and its actual estimated cost of $22.5 million, Davis County Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings said.
"We have to have the cash on hand in the right pocket," Rawlings said.
The total construction price includes a $1 million contingency fund to cover any construction overruns or change orders on the project, Rawlings said.
The hope is to have the campus renovation, being constructed at 28 E. State St. in downtown Farmington, completed as early as August 2012, he said.
Rawlings said with the 2012 U.S. presidential election approaching, he personally would like to have the clerk's office established in the new administrative office building well in advance of what is sure to be a busy voting period.
The campus renovation consists of the construction of a 90,000-square-foot multi-story administrative office building, an 18,000-square-foot main branch library and a 9,400-square-foot Children's Justice Center.