Los Alamos County Council Work Session On Capital Improvement Projects Draws Crowd

COUNTY News:

The Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) team participated in a Los Alamos County Council work session Tuesday on the 11 capital projects being considered for a possible bond election next May.

The team spoke before a packed house with approximately 50 members of the public and County staff. Will Gleason, Principal with DPS, gave an overview of the 11 projects and initial probable cost estimates for each project.

The Council then asked questions and received clarification on each of the projects. The council requested the team continue working on the cost estimates and look for cost savings and more detailed cost data for each of the projects. They suggested researching existing buildings that could be remodeled to potentially build projects at significant cost savings.

While no formal action was taken since it was a work session, the Council expressed an interest in being able to present a bond package that includes funding most of the 11 projects. They said they were willing to have lower quality materials and consider construction that was not LEED Silver, if it meant substantial cost savings for the tax payers.

Earlier in the day the DPS team spoke to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and the Central Parking Lot Corporation.

The next opportunity for public input and information:

  • 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 17 Town Hall Meeting at Fuller Lodge.

The DPS presentation from Tuesday’s work session is available at https://www.losalamosbondprojects2017.com/newsroom/

DPS will give its final report to the County Council at its Dec. 20 meeting. More information is available at losalamosbondprojects2017. Questions and comments can also be emailed directly to info@losalamosbondprojects2017.com.

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