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Construction manager seeks approval to proceed with bid process on Judicial Center
Polk County Enterprise - August 2009
LIVINGSTON — Polk County Commissioners will consider granting approval for J.E. Kingham Construction Company to proceed with the permit and bidding process for the Judicial Center project during Tuesday’s court session. The court will also hear a status update on the project from Hesters and Sanders Architecture. A financial assistance award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to establish the Polk County Commerce Center will be considered for acceptance.
The Commerce Center is the proposed location for the college and conference center. The court will consider an order authorizing the issuance of $2,525,000 in series 2009 Tax Notes to cover purchases previously approved and paid out of fund balances. Commissioners will consider taking action on the re-bid of a 911 System Generator at the Polk County Law Enforcement Center and will consider granting a bidding exemption under Chapter 272 of the Local Government Code and approve the purchase and installation.
If approved, the project will be funded by a DETCOG grant in the amount of $39,875. The Polk Central Appraisal District has presented its Fiscal Year 2010 budget to commissioners for approval. The court will also receive the Tax Assessor Collector’s certified anticipated collection rate for ad valorem taxes. That rate is a key element in preparing the 2010 budget and tax rate. Tuesday’s agenda includes consideration of a request to locate a shoeshine vendor in the main courthouse building. The court will also determine whether to continue or rescind the burn ban. An addendum to Tuesday’s budget posted Friday afternoon deleted consideration of the final plat of the Twin Creek Subdivision in Precinct 2.