The Buffalo/Johnson County Justice Center Joint Powers Board had their meeting Tuesday afternoon and opened bids for work to fix problems at the old jail.
The building will be renovated and repaired to possibly be used by Volunteers of America or other entities for office space.
Repairs include but aren't limited to painting, electrical work, plumbing and upgrading the restrooms to be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
Six bids were submitted to the JPB and were opened at the meeting.
Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess made a suggestion to the JPB.
Buffalo City Building Inspector Toby Rhoades will review the bids and report back to the board.
The replacement of the roof on the building was not included in these bids, and will be bid out seperately. The estimated cost of the new roof was thought to be roughly $75,000.
The JPB also discussed rent with the VOA representatives at the meeting and the initial rent fee of $1,100 per month suggested by the board was higher than VOA had anticipated, but both sides agreed to open communication and compromise to try to reach an agreement in the near future.