Newton EMS base will cost $ 3 million | Govt. and politics
The construction of a new emergency medical services base in Catawba County will cost $ 3 million if approved.
The county plans to replace three of its EMS bases, starting with the Newton location. The county recently secured construction bids for the Newton base. The lowest bid, from Moss-Marlow Building Company, was $ 2.5 million.
If the construction contract is approved by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 18 meeting, work could begin the next day, deputy county manager Alison Alexander said at the subcommittee meeting. of the Council of Commissioners on Monday. The finance and personnel subcommittee recommended the contract for full board approval.
The new four-bay EMS base would be built near the current base on South West Boulevard in Newton. The new location would be on East O Street.
The total cost of the project is just over $ 3 million, according to information included in the agenda of the subcommittee meeting. The extra money is for base design, base supply, and contingency money set aside if the cost of materials increases.
The project currently has $ 200,000. Another $ 2.8 million is needed.
The money would come from the county’s future projects fund if approved by the Council of Commissioners. The fund currently has $ 5.7 million, according to the county. The money for future projects comes from general revenue, according to director of marketing and communications Amy McCauley.