Bettisworth North Architects and Planners presented updated plans for the new Public Safety Facility on Oct. 14.
The project has moved past the 65 percent design phase and is moving toward 95 percent completion of the construction documents.
Without objection from committee members, mechanical work was awarded to Mantech Mechanical for $3,015,000 and electrical was awarded to Megawatt Electric for $1,742,000. Both were recommended by Dawson Construction Inc.
Both contractors’ bids are a part of the approved 65 percent budget.
Dawson Engineering’s Jim Quick said he will hire the subcontractors and schedule engineering meetings to get the project moving.
The committee members also approved steel detailing, which will begin in mid-December.
“If we are able to achieve our early start, we could be ready to erect steel in the middle to tail end of March,” Quick said. “If we wait for the steel detailing, it’s likely we would not have steel in time for this early a date. I’m trying to be optimistic.”
Members also agreed to move the redwood water tank from the corner of the site and closer to 17th Avenue.
A full preliminary project schedule is expected to be released in the next three weeks.