$ 4.3 million in approved work for Northumberland County Courthouse Rehabilitation Project | New

SUNBURY – The Northumberland County Courthouse rehabilitation project is set to kick off in June after $ 4.3 million in contracts was approved on Tuesday for the renovation of the 156-year-old building.

At Tuesday’s public meeting, Commissioners Sam Schiccatano, Joe Klebon and Kymberley Best unanimously approved $ 4,351,670 in contracts for general work, electrical work and HVAC work. Economic development coordinator Justin Skavery said the contracts would be reviewed with the expectation that the project would begin next month.

“I’m happy,” Best said after the meeting. “This means we stay on track to start these projects.”

The original structure was opened in 1865 and the first day of court hearing was held on August 6, 1866. The county courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1974.

Comptroller Christopher Grayson released the report on bid openings during the meeting. The county received and opened three electricity bids, three HVAC bids, and two general contractors bids before the April 28 deadline.

Bill Anskis Company, of Elysburg, received the general contract offer of $ 2,782,315 which includes two alternates. LTS Plumbing and Heating of Paxinos won the HVAC bid of $ 1,211,000. TRA Electric, of Watsontown, received the electricity offer of $ 358,355 which includes three alternatives.

“Things are rolling,” Klebon said. “That’s good. I can’t wait for things to be over.

The commissioners also authorized Concord Public Finance Advisors Inc. to act as the county’s financial advisor in securing funding proposals of approximately $ 4.5 million for the courthouse project.

The county received a $ 1.5 million grant under the Capital Redevelopment Assistance program. The funds will be used for Phase I of the project, including the restoration of the exterior, the ADA ramp, the bell tower, window sills, masonry, plumbing, HVAC and electrical system, as well as the conversion of the building. current law library in a fourth courtroom.

In September, the county received a $ 100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to cover the cost of constructing the masonry and window sills, which requires a matching $ 100,000 from the county. Funding sources could also come from money left over from the prison project loan and money from a sale of $ 1.5 million of Coal Township County land, county officials said.

A grant of $ 23,500 for the historic preservation of Keystone through the PHMC which required a matching of $ 23,500 from the county has already been used for the feasibility study.

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