At their meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners ratified the Certificate Of Substantial Completion for the new Judicial Center building.
In a story earlier in the week, Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman explained what “substantially complete” means.
In addition, the warranty period for the building begins when the inspections are done and the county signs off on the certificate. In this case the certificate was signed on the 18th, showing ratification on September 14th. The warranty period will expire on September 14th, 2013.
A handout was given to the media at the meeting detailing the costs involved with the judicial center.
The courts building/county attorney wing itself cost $8.4 million; with professional services (architectural, engineering, design, etc.) running $865,300; permits, fees, taxes were $7,300; miscellaneous expenses (relocation of recycling center, furniture, technology) cost $638,000 for a sub total of $9,910,600. The contingency fund of $495,500 which the county still has a substantial amount of, brought the Grand Total of the building to $10,406,100.
The money left in contingency will be returned to the county.