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Renovation end date set

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Jay Espindola, project manager from Williamson Renovations, shows Roosevelt County staff and commissioners the preliminary schedule for construction. Espinosa said the end date for the project, including getting the portables out of the parking lot, will be June 17.

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The Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning renovation at the Roosevelt County Courthouse will be done by June 17, according to a preliminary schedule by Williamson Renovations, including the moving of the portables.

Williamson Reno-vations’ Jay Espindola, project manager, gave an update on Thursday in front of Roosevelt County employees and Commissioners Kendell Buzard and Rick Leal.

Espindola said they have finished the final design of the project, which allowed them to create the preliminary schedule.

The repair of the HVAC system was a preventive measure after eight types of mold were discovered in the courthouse in April by a private lab consultant.

Courthouse employees have been working out of three portable buildings since Aug. 4.

The estimated cost of the project is $2.9 million.

The courthouse would be open a month before the project is complete, according to Espindola.

The crew is currently in the demolition phase of the project as they have removed all the old ducts and are removing the fan coils from the old HVAC system.

Espindola said once they have a new system and the duct work they will start in the basement, taking approximately 2 1/2 weeks to install and then moving clockwise through the building.

Leal asked if weather would cause any delays in the project, but Espindola assured him weather would not cause any issues as they work inside.

Another concern the records department had was being able to access the records room when the room was undergoing construction.

Espindola said they would work to accommodate their schedule so they can still get into the room.