Architect Fees High for New Jail Project
June 4, 2020
Architect Bill Allen presented a set of drawings, 95 percent completed, to the Public Safety Committee Monday evening and also addressed an invoice Lewis County Government protested in the amount of $114,147.
According to Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner, Lewis County contracted with TLM Associates in 2012 under then Mayor Van Ward to create a plan for a new jail. At the time, estimates came in at $7 million for a new penal facility.
Three mayors and three commissions later, Lewis County has paid, to date, $250,003.87 in design fees. Before the plan is completed, another $9,400 is expect...