The work is slated to be completed by R&W Builders. A schedule is still being determined, Airport Director Tim Cantwell said.
Work is slated to include needed updates to the public address system, lighting controls, a vestibule roof replacement, door and window replacements and air conditioning upgrades, among other things, Cantwell said.
“These are needed,” Cantwell said. “This is not a wall; this is not an increase in footage; this is ‘we need to get this thing fixed.’”
The project was initially planned for 2016, but was delayed because bids came in higher than expected.
Cantwell said the Federal Aviation Administration is picking up 90 percent of the project cost, with local dollars paying for the rest of the work.
In other action
▪ The commission approved renovation work the county’s north annex, within the former Regions Bank portion of the building on the bottom floor. The roughly $477,000 project will include American with Disabilities Act upgrades, HVAC upgrades and new lighting, among other things. The project is slated to be carried out by Impact Strategies.
The renovation would allow the county to use the space in the future if needed, said Director of Buildings James Brede.
▪ PBC members also approved architectural agreements with EWR Architects for various work on county buildings, including courthouse wall cleaning and repairs, courthouse garage and public parking garage evaluations, and other exterior work.
The architectural work is slated to cost about $220,000, according to commission documents.
The plan is for building work a year or two in the future, Brede said.