• Charlene Sims, Journal staff

Work on Justice Center 'close' to being complete

MOUND CITY – Bill Matlock of River City Constructions gave an update about the Justice Center to the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, May 23.

Matlock said that there was not much left on the punch list this week and that they should be close to finishing by the end of the week. He did say that the completion of the parking lot would take four to five good weather days to be completed.

He told the commissioners that everything was ready for the building to be used except that they had not received the smoke purge panel. The panel removes smoke from the building once a fire has been extinguished. They have made several contacts with the company to verify that it was shipped, and apparently it has not been. He said they had been informed that the panel supposedly has been completed.

Matlock said the smoke purge panel was a custom panel and was not like a hot water heater where they can just switch vendors at the last minute.

Apparently, an electrical subcontractor had ordered components that need to be installed in the panel and the company was waiting for those parts. However, the subcontractor plans to install them in the field. The parts had been purchased separately early in the process by the subcontractor because they were difficult to find and they had the opportunity to buy them.

Matlock said that once the smoke purge panel was here, it would only take a couple of days to install the panel. He said it had been a real struggle to complete the project at the end.

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