County awards $1.2 million contract for renovation of public safety building
Rockland — A contract of $1,212,208 to renovate and add on to the Knox County Public Safety building at 301 Park St. was awarded Aug. 14 to Ganneston Construction Corp. of Augusta.
Ganneston was one of six companies to bid on the job, said Knox County Administrator Andrew Hart at the county commissioners' meeting Aug. 14. The commissioners voted 3-0 on the pact, and in a separate agreement authorized Hart to sign all documents related to the job.
After a contract signing Thursday, Aug. 16, the firm will begin mobilizing next week, said Senior Project Manager Mike Adams of Ganneston.
The work is expected to last for 150 days for completion in mid-January and provide employment for 14 or 15 subcontractors and 30 to 40 different types of construction workers, said Adams.
The renovated building, previously owned by Village NetMedia (RMA Properties), will house the sheriff's office, Knox County Emergency Management Agency, and the county dispatch center when the work is complete.
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