Supes fix Coliseum fire system

Supes fix Coliseum fire system


Two bids were opened to replace the fire alarm system at the Neshoba County Coliseum during the Monday meeting of the Board of Supervisors. 

The lower bid was submitted by United Automations, LLC, at $104,980, while Woodall Electric, Inc. submitted the other bid at $166,115.

Issues with the existing fire alarm panel, including the lack of capability to expand the system for the new storage addition and to accommodate the new sprinkler riser for the storage addition, were discovered during the construction. 

The estimate to replace the original fire alarm panel, which is over 24 years old, and troubleshoot any devices was more than $60,000.

“Through this project, the facility will have a completely new and modern fire alarm system with all existing devices and wiring replaced to ensure functionality of the system for many years to come,” said County Administrator Jeff Mayo.

The new system will also provide advanced capabilities, without the cost of monitoring, through integration and communication via the coliseum network. Alarms, troubleshooting, and system monitoring will all be available through the network.

“The new system will ensure the safety of everyone working at or attending events at the Coliseum,” Mayo said.

Supervisors took the bids under advisement until the next scheduled meeting on July 15.

In other action, supervisors voted to:

• Accept the resignation of part-time Deputy Barry Truhett effective Jun. 24 and accept the resignation of part-time Deputy Lourie Formby effective Jun. 28;

• Approve giving a $1-an-hour pay increase to Deputy Paul Payne for completing school resource officer certification; 

• Approve giving $.50 an hour pay increases to correctional officers Ashley Blacks, Danny Flint, Darius Grady, and Thomas Payton for six months continuous employment effective Jul. 1;

• Approve paying Custom Paving $250,281 for asphalt leveling work of 1,390.45 tons;

• Approve paying Crowder Engineering $20,022 for work completed on off-system leveling project;

• Approve a change order for concrete sidewalks and stoop in the amount of $5,884 for the storage building project;

• Approve paying J & J Contractors $72,486 for work completed on the coliseum improvement project;

• Approve a contract with Deanco Auction for the disposal of assets, including an old ambulance and camper trailer.

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