Geothermal Plans In The Works for Courthouse

NEWTON, Iowa — Jasper County Supervisors are weighing options for the replacement of the Jasper County Courthouses aging heating and cooling system.
Vic Amoroso of AJ Associates made an appearance at the supervisors meeting Tuesday to present the results of a HVAC system replacement study for the courthouse.
The study found that the system, installed in 1986, is reaching the end of its useful life, and there are more elements in the current system than are really needed.

Courthouse Project Seeking Local Contractors

HOLLISTER, Calif. — Four local companies are among the pre-qualified trade contractors who will be considered to coordinate the various jobs associated with construction of the new $30 million San Benito County Courthouse in downtown Hollister.

Acknowledging that there is a “necessity to conform to code and financial requirements,” Gil Solorio, executive officer of the county’s superior court, said the goal is to open opportunities for local firms where possible.

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Calif. City Debates Courthouse Location

NEVADA CITY, Calif. — California’s Administrative Office of the Courts hosted a public meeting to hear comments on the environmental impact report being prepared for the proposed construction of a new courthouse.

The public has raised cultural and historical concerns over moving the Nevada City Courthouse from its downtown location.

Four sites are under consideration: the existing site, a site on land currently leased to the U.S. Forest Service, a location on Cement Hill, or adjacent to Juvenile Hall on Highway 49.

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Cobb Co. Approves Extra Courthouse Funds

MARIETTA, Ga. — Cobb County Commissioners recently approved additional funds for the installation of security equipment in the county’s new $63 billion Superior Court building.

Turner Construction built the facility, which opened to the public in January, for $57 million.

The extra $35,942 in security costs is being added onto a $1.7 million contract with Black Creek Integrated Systems Corp. that was approved in July 2009. Last month, commissioners approved $2,255 more for a $448,257 contract to install audio/video equipment in each courtroom.

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