County Hosts Muni Building Beam Signing and Tour
Photos and Story by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
A beam signing ceremony was held today inside the still under-construction $27 million Los Alamos County Municipal Building.
Jaynes Corp. Senior Superintendent James Trujillo notes that Jaynes expects construction of the building to be completed by January 2013.
Work is five to six months ahead of schedule, he said. Once Jaynes turns over the building to the County in January, inside finishing work will continue for a couple of months before the building is completely ready for full operations.
Trujillo noted that an early cold weather season could potentially delay the schedule, but he is optimistic his current schedule will hold.
County Administrator Harry Burgess said that he looks forward to having the many displaced County employees consolidated under one roof and out of the widely scattered portable buildings and leased offices throughout downtown Los Alamos.
By August, Trujillo said that the building will look completed with the outside finishing work done and the parking lot paved, but inside interior will continue.
The major construction work on Iris Street is now complete.
The new building will house County Administration, County and Historical Archives, Legal, Finance and Community and Economic Development Departments as well as Information Technology.
The Department of Public Utilities including the 311 Customer Care Center also will be in the new building.
The new building will replace space from the condemned and demolished Ashley Pond Municipal Building and the Trinity Site demolished County Annex Building.
It will also house IT employees now in the basement of the Mesa Public Library as well as housing archive materials that are currently stored at the Ashley Pond Community Building and Pajarito Cliffs.
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