County approves CCDC upgrades

October 19, 2012 • Local News

Thursday, the County Commission voted on what chairman Smiley Wooton described as one of the biggest projects that’s been discussed during his tenure.

The commission approved RFB-12-7 to fund utility upgrades and modifications to be made at the Chaves County Detention Center. Three companies submitted bids and Smithco Construction of Caballo was the lowest at $445,000. The standard AIA Owner and Contractor agreement between Chaves County and Smithco Construction was also approved.

Jim Wiginton, AIA president of Wiginton, Hooker and Jeffry Architects and Hal Barnett, AIA of ASA Architects presented a slide show outlining the necessary upgrades and the phases that will take place.

The top priorities include replacing security electronics system as well as including a new video visitation system, enlarging intake, holding and release areas and adding new inmate transfer area, adding new Login to read more

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