Moving into another phase, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded a contract for the Historic Courthouse renovation project for seismic upgrades, the elevator and accessibility improvements to Broward Builders, Inc.
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved the bid award during the Jan. 12 meeting. Broward Builders, Inc., out of Woodland, California, was the lowest bidder of three received submissions for the project at $3,056,374.
According to Public Works Director Pete Heimbigner, the county anticipated the second phase of the renovation for seismic upgrades, the elevator and accessibility improvements to cost about $2.9 million.
Heimbigner noted he anticipates the work to start mid February and ending around July.
During the summer of 2018, the county was notified it would receive about $8.45 million through legislative specified funding through the California Natural Resources Agency.
With these funds, which can only be spent on the courthouse square remodel, the county started planning a five-step phasing plan to ensure it can get the most out of the allotted money.
Departments temporarily moved out of the more than a century-year-old building in the end of 2019.
The supervisors approved the bid award, authorized the director of Public Works to sign the agreement and authorized Heimbigner to approve change orders up to a not-to-exceed amount of $300,000.