FARMINGTON — Storing Davis County Sheriff’s Office tactical equipment and vehicles out of the elements is expected to extend the life of the emergency equipment.
The Davis County Commission gave notice to proceed with the construction of two large metal buildings in west Farmington.
The county said it planned to start construction immediately.
The total cost of the two projects, to be built by Elk Valley Construction, of Layton, is $610,000.
County engineers had estimated the cost of both projects at $750,000.
One metal building, 100 feet by 200 feet, will be built to store sheriff’s equipment and vehicles. The second building, a 40-foot by 80-foot metal structure, will be built on the Legacy Events Center grounds at 151 S. 1100 West, Davis County Property Manager Tony Thompson said.
The sheriff’s office storage building will house the department’s tactical equipment and those sheriff’s vehicles that are not used on a daily basis, Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen said.
In the past the vehicles and equipment, such as the sheriff’s mobile command post, SWAT van and its search-and-rescue all-terrain vehicles, have been kept outside, Poulsen said.
The new storage building is to be built just south of the Davis Work Center, she said.
The Legacy Events Center building will include men’s and women’s public rest rooms and showers to serve groups that rent the Events Center facilities, said Legacy Events Center Director Dave Hansen.
“People who come in their RVs want to have showers,” Hansen said.
Having additional shower capabilities will enable the county to recruit the larger dog and horse shows to the center, Hansen said.
Currently, the Events Center has one shower — in the janitorial closet, Hansen said.
The rest rooms and showers are to be built south of the large outdoor arena, making them convenient for those who attend the county fair and those who will be using the soccer field complex the county is developing on the grounds.
Hansen said crews are scheduled to have the rest room/shower facilities complete by mid-July.
“For sure before the county fair (on Aug. 15),” he said.
The cost of the rest room and shower building is $218,500, while the storage building for the sheriff’s office is $391,500, Thompson said.
Fourteen companies bid for both projects, with Elk Valley Construction submitting the lowest bid.