BOND ISSUE/ CAPITAL PROJECTS/ BUILDING NEEDS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AS PROPOSED ON 5/14/2008:
I. THIRTY MILLION DOLLAR BOND ISSUE
None of this can happen without the bond issue or funding from another source. ... The bond issue needs to be decided soon!
Parking Deck - Reviewing immediate repairs that need to be made - trying to keep costs down. [$16 million for new deck].
Parking Deck Demolition - No report. [$4 million demo cost].
Archives - Decision made to be a stand alone building. Sent out RFQ's. Three firms selected. Met with them to discuss the design of the new archives' building. These three firms were given RFP's with a response date of June 12, 2008. Selection of an architect to be made within a week after June 12, 2008. [$3 million cost].
Juvenile Justice Center Expansion - Decision has been made to recommend USA Architect for the design of the center as the result of the RFP process. [$5 million cost].
Old Courthouse Replacement Windows - Engineering fact finding is under way to
determine the scope of the work. Reviewing alternative energy saving programs that might assist with the funding. [$2 million for 120 old windows].
II. ADDITIONAL PROJECTS - FUNDED
Gracedale Windows - Contract is signed. The first preconstruction meeting was held, The contractor has begun set-up operations.
Prison Roof - No report.
Courthouse Concrete Work - I am attempting to secure a signed letter from Mayor Callahan indicating the exact amount of the unused Commerce Center Boulevard grant. We are at the beginning stages of gathering necessary information for the concrete work.
III. TREATMENT CENTER - WORK RELEASE
Proper documentation to be submitted to Bethlehem Township in June for target healing dates in July with the Bethlehem Township Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Boards.
IV. ADDITIONAL PROJECTS - UNFUNDED OR FUNDED BY FUND BALANCE *
Pavement of the Union Street Gravel Lot - Working on lighting as rapidly as possible in view of recent break-ins to cars parked there. The goal is to have lighting by end of June 2008.
Gracedale Repaving of Parking Lots - The engineering study is under way.
Weaversville Park - On schedule.
Open Space Line of Credit
*Hay Study - In progress, nearing the end.
*Correction Officers Arbitration - Resolved.
*Deputy Sheriff Arbitration - The decision expected within a month.