CTS proposed the work start on September 17, 2017 with an expected completion date to wrap up in the spring of 2018 after approximately six to seven months of work.

What?

Construction crews sub-contracted by the CTS Group of St. Louis have seized the Camden County courtyard and continue to work on repairs to the Justice Center roof and structural foundation that were discovered in 2015 and approved by the Commission last month. The Justice Center houses the sheriff’s office and inmate facilities.

Why?

The roof was discovered to have major water damage on several sections and necessary structural fixes thought to be caused by initial poor engineering when the building was constructed in 1999.

Since then, the Commission has been in consultation with the CTS Group who helped broker a Guaranteed Rate Savings Contract designed to cover the cost of the repairs in savings from energy efficiency upgrades also included in the project over the course of the agreement.

How Much?

Initially projected to cost anywhere from $500,000 to $2,000,000, the project was proposed for a 15-year, $3,100,000 dollar contract by CTS. The Commission closed on the refinancing bonds on September 25, 2017 at 20-years for $4,120,000 dollars, locked in at an interest rate of 2.314-percent instead of the 2.75-percent the Commission had been anticipating. 

How Long?

CTS proposed the work start on September 17, 2017 with an expected completion date to wrap up in the spring of 2018 after approximately six to seven months of work.

The project schedule is broken down into the following time period estimates:

Masonry: Sept. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018; Roofing: Sept. 18, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017; HVAC: Sept. 18, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2018; Electrical: Sept. 18, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2018; Window Work: Sept. 18, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017; Final Completion: March 2018

What Else Should I Know?

According to the schedule of savings, the total energy and operational cost avoidance is equal to or greater than $4,005,705, including an annual operational cost savings/avoidance of not less than $240,000 and energy savings not less than $13,072.

Some savings are estimated by not having to replace the cost of capital equipment purchases during the contract period. 

The main phase of the CTS plan is to replace the aging geothermal heat pumps in the justice center and law enforcement center. There are a total of 117 new ground source heat pumps, including 111 direct replacements, four new heat pumps and two heat pumps replacing split systems.

They will also install two new energy recovery units to recover lost energy. Technological upgrades to the existing control system with a new computer that has Windows 10 will provide new controllers and end devices for the new HVAC equipment, according to the document.

Additionally, CTS has agreed to replace several large portions of the roof systems with new insulation and flashing along with masonry repairs to correct initial construction errors and the power washing and sealing of exterior walls.

The jail will also receive 16 new windows with detention-style glass, replacing 16 existing windows in several of the pod areas. CTS will also remove, reseal and replace two existing skylights.