Commission considers 7th change order for BeaconAn artist's rendering of the Beacon Municipal Center. Photo obtained via TheDecaturMinute.com
When it meets this evening the Decatur City Commission will consider a seventh contract increase for the Beacon Municipal Center, which will bring the total project cost to nearly $33 million.
City Commissioners will consider a $234,750 change order for the building, which now houses the Board of Education and will eventually house Active Living and the Police Department.
The change order, if approved, will raise the total of the contract from $32.6 million to $32.9 million. The total of all seven change orders is $2.5 million.
Here’s a summary of the additional expenses, according to documents attached to tonight’s meeting agenda:
Police and Active Living floor upgrades – $31,000
Active Living Security Upgrade – $27,250
“Unsuitable soils” in the police parking lot, “other site issues” – $36,500
Powder coating perforated metal panels – $20,000
E-911 power and data changes – $21,000
E-911 transaction window – $17,000
Acoustical ceiling and other sound upgrades in the city municipal court – $16,000
Police sally port upgrades – $16,000
Additional dampers for a “dry fire suppression system” – $10,000
Miscellaneous hardware and mechanical changes – $25,000
Miscellaneous electrical upgrades and changes – $15,000
Tonight’s meeting starts at 7:30 pm and will be held at City Hall located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.