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Jail behind schedule, but catching up

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Crews work to construct the walls of the new Clay County Jail. The project is about four weeks behind schedule, according to Midwest Construction Consultants construction manager John Hansen. An extension is not being granted at this time, because Hansen believes the project can be brought up to speed and meet the April 2013 target completion date.
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Clay County's new jail is expected to be complete in April of 2013, but there have been some delays along the way.

"We're about four weeks behind schedule from where we would like to be," Midwest Construction Consultants Construction Manager John Hansen told the Clay County Board of Supervisors Friday morning. "The contractor asked for an extension, but we are not going to extend the contract at this time. I believe the schedule can be caught up quite rapidly."

Hansen explained the situation.

"The main delay is, when setting up precast panels, you don't want surface-mounted conduits," Hansen said. "You have to identify concentration in the precast panels. That took the contractors some time to get that information back to us. You have one opportunity to get it right. That process put us about two weeks behind."

The first shipment of precast panels arrived on Monday, a second batch will arrive Sept. 4 and the remaining panels are scheduled to arrive on Sept. 17.

"We will have a building standing by Sept. 30," Hansen told the supervisors. "All the steel, joints and decking materials are on site. If the materials are on site, it can go up."

Plumbers and masons are expected on site next week, with electricians to follow once the rock is in place, Hansen said.

Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow is pleased with the guidance from Hansen's group.

"It was a good decision by the board to hire a consultant," Krukow said. "They're reducing costs where they can and making sure it's a quality building when they're done."

Even with the delay, Krukow is optimistic.

"I think they're doing a good job. It's full speed ahead."


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we need a new jail.to make it bigger so they have mor room

-- Posted by BunnyRabbit on Sun, Aug 26, 2012, at 1:51 PM

im never going to be there tho lolbut crimanals have to go somewhere if the other is full

-- Posted by BunnyRabbit on Sun, Aug 26, 2012, at 1:54 PM

Humane standards shall be the reasonable expectation of a civilized nation. No one should assume he/she will never visit a jail for a spell, but here is proof, higher education standards will lessen the need for imprisonment facilities.

If you should be so smug as to think you are immune from incarceration, I would hope you find the truth to that in some place like Mississippi, and not in Clay County Iowa.

-- Posted by A. View Point on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 10:15 AM


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