Monday, June 17, 2024
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Jackson Co. Health Department HVAC Being Replaced, Bidders Needed

The Jackson County Health Department will get all new HVAC units through a federal grant.

County Mayor Randy Heady said the units are 11 years old and in the time frame when mechanical issues can start occurring. He said the grant not only helps the county budget, but improves department safety.

“Outside air, fresh air make up inside of a building has become huge,” Heady said. “It helps mitigate the spread of COVID so that’s a part of what we’re doing, also having clean air in the facility is important too.”

Heady said the bid advertisements for this project have not been a success so far, but did get word Wednesday that two interested parties met with the Health Department.

“Right now it’s hard to get anybody to bid on anything,” Heady said. “So it was difficult and we wanted to make sure we had three to four bids. The (Health Department) Director Matt Tuck had chosen to leave it open.”

Heady said this is a grant through HRSA, the Health Resources and Services Administration. Heady said that the county is still looking for bidders and if they are interested they should call the Jackson County Health Department to schedule a meeting on the project.