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May 28, 2014

Commission accepts bid, change orders

Woodward County Commissioners approved a bid, grant application and some change orders to the fairgrounds renovation during their meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting was held on Tuesday this week due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Commissioners approved the lowest bid, $26,900 bid by Bob Cardine, for a lean-to to be built on the west county barn for the fire department.

The board also approved an Emergency Services Grant application for Woodward County for $99,924.00 for expenses related to the Northwest Domestic Crisis Center.

The application goes through the state's Commerce Department but originates from federal funding, said Paul Fockler, Northwest Domestic Crisis Center Director and grant writer.

Fockler also submitted another grant for the same amount for the facility located in Guymon because it is the same private, non-profit agency.

The money will be used to help with costs associated with caring for and housing those in need of the support of the domestic crisis services, such as insurance, electric bills, transportation costs and other expenses, Fockler said.

There were two changes to the planned construction of at least one of the buildings at the fairgrounds, said District 1 Commissioner, Tommy Roedell.

According to Roedell, the middle building of the three, which run lengthwise from north to south, is the one that needed a change to how it was originally going to be built.

In change order No. 1, the entire concrete floor, which was originally going to be reused, was found to be deficient and in need of replacement, according to documentation from project construction managers, Joe D. Hall. The proposal was to have approved a new five inch slab of concrete with four inches of rock for the base, Roedell said.

Other changes to that structure will include how the center portion of the roof, running from north to south, is vented on either end, Roedell said.

What was contained in the plans was a vaulted center roof that had about 20 inches of space between the wall of the facility and the roof, allowing for quite a bit of ventilation, whether they wanted that or not.

The proposed change accepted by commissioners Tuesday morning included having the walls go all the way up to meet the roof on both the south and north end and instead of gates adding overhead doors.

This would allow those using the facility to open the doors for ventilation in the summer months, but be able to close the entire facility up during the winter months, Roedell said. That plan also includes two walk through doors - one on each end - to avoid having to open the overhead each time someone comes in.

One more additional small change was also accepted by commissioners regarding an extension of the wash racks by 15 feet, to avoid having animals and people stepping back onto the grates, he said.

The total costs associated with the changes are taken out of an account called "contingency funding" for just such unforeseen changes, Roedell said.

In other business, commissioners approved the county cash fund estimate of needs for May at $256,725.81.

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