Cass Co. Supervisors to receive report on courthouse space study


April 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors are expected to receive a report during their meeting Wednesday morning, in Atlantic, with regard to a “Courthouse space” needs study and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Cooling) analysis. The study, which was approved by the Board in December, was conducted by Carlson, West, and Povandra Architects, cost a total of $4,300.

Finding more space in the courthouse or on the grounds of the facility is a process that began in the Fall of 2011, after it became clear the Cass County 9-1-1/Communications Center has outgrown its current location, and because new technology will take up more space and require the use of additional personnel to operate it. The board concluded the HVAC study should be done to determine whether it would be more cost effective and feasible to install a Geo-thermal system, or reconfigure the current system, depending on the location of the 9-1-1 Center.

In other business, the  Supervisors will recess to conduct the second of three public hearings and a vote on amendments to the County General Assistance Program. The first hearing and vote on the matter took place last week. he amendments generally serve to clean-up the language in the current General Assistance Program policy, and eliminates any typographical errors.

The Board will also receive a quarterly report from Cass County Veterans Affairs Director Mitch Holmes, and on Public Safety Communications from Shaun Shouse. They’re also expected to act on approving a VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) request for proposal (RFP).  The Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9-a.m., Wednesday.