WARNER ROBINS -- At the first Redevelopment Agency board meeting of the year Monday, an architect credit of $18,150 was announced for the Law Enforcement Center project and a new fee schedule was reviewed.
Construction on the new police headquarters will cost a maximum of $6.98 million, and the architecture fees will cost about $560,000. About $347,000 has been paid to JMA Architecture, according to a document handed out at the meeting.
“Now, we know what these fees are, and as the money is paid out, we have records of how much is being paid,” said board member Doug Hayes, manager of the LEC project.
The new fee schedule will be incorporated into a contract amendment and will be signed within the week, according to Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Gary Lee.
Hayes said JMA Architecture is extending a $18,150 credit to allow the city to contract with Multivista, which would document every stage of the project and incorporate it into an interactive database for record keeping.
“If you have a problem in the future and the problem is behind a wall, you know where that problem is,” said chairman Bill Douglas.
The architecture firm already has extended the city a $15,000 credit on its bill, which was mostly due to unused site designs done before the current board took over the project.
Lee said the Law Enforcement Center is well on its way to being erected, with plans in motion to move Thrifty Car Rental from needed land.
Also at Monday’s meeting, the board was told Robins Air Force Base is working on comments received on a recent environmental assessment for G-RAMP. The details of the comments were not given at the meeting, and Douglas said he did not know what they were.
Once the base finishes with the comments, a full report will be issued to the city of Warner Robins, Doulgas said.
Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen has said the environmental report gave the project the “finding of no significant impact” it needs to move forward.
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