Commission OKs new roof for the Davis Work Center

Jul 2 2013 - 10:03pm

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FARMINGTON -- The infamous howling Farmington winds and general wear and tear have Davis County looking at putting a new roof on the Davis Work Center, a minimum security detention center.

On Tuesday the county commission received eight bids for the project, ranging from an apparent low of $59,300 to a high of $92,979.

The project includes alternative bids being submitted by seven of the eight construction companies, in addition to those bids, in the event the county wants to install all new roofing caps on the edge of the work center roof because of the fierce winds Farmington experiences, said Curtis Koch, county chief deputy of audit and finance.

Koch said the county could avoid the additional expense by using existing roof caps.

It is his hope to have a recommendation before the commission within the next two weeks, after taking time to review the original and alternative bids the companies submitted. The alternative bids ranged from a low of $473 to a high of $9,497.

The Davis Work Center, 883 W. Clark Lane, is a 120-bed minimum security facility for inmates.

Koch said the county budgeted $80,000 for the work.

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