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01-25-2010 MINUTES 1 <br /> <br />COMMISSIONERS' MINUTES <br />KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br />COMMISSIONERS AUDITORIUM <br />SPECIAL MEETING <br /> <br />MONDAY 11:00 A.M. JANUARY 25, 2010 <br /> <br />Board members present: Chairman Mark McClain, Vice-Chairman <br />Paul Jewell and Commissioner Alan Crankovich. <br /> <br />Others: Julie Kjorsvik, Clerk of the Board, Gene Dana, Sheriff <br />and Clayton Myers, Undersheriff. <br /> <br />SPECIAL MEETING ARCHITECT RECOMMENDATIONS SHERIFF <br /> <br />At approximately 11:00 a.m. CHAIRMAN McCLAIN opened a special <br />meeting to receive recommendations on an architect for the jail <br />inmate housing expansion project. <br /> <br />GENE DANA, SHERIFF said they had received approximately 5 bids <br />for architectural services for the jail inmate housing expansion <br />project, but two of them stood out above the rest (Architects <br />Rasmussen Triebelhorn and LCA). He indicated after reviewing <br />their information, they were recommending to the Board that they <br />select ART (Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn) for the project. <br />CLAYTON MYERS, UNDERSHERIFF explained how they were impressed <br />with their support people and the fact they were not going to <br />send work out to others. He said although both are qualified, <br />experienced and capable of the project, ART may be more <br />conducive because they are already doing the other project at <br />the jail. ART is a Washington company, which has had projects <br />in Yakima and Kitsap counties, and is only a couple hours away <br />if they needed to come over for something that may come up <br />during the project. MR. MYERS said Patti Johnson, Solid Waste <br />Director met with the architects as well and she is also <br />suggesting that ART be awarded the project. <br /> <br />The Board indicated they did not have a problem with either <br />architect they would like to have Patti Johnson try and <br />negotiate fees with each one of them, to see how much could <br />result in savings for the County. The Board said now that the <br />Maintenance Director position has been eliminated for the time <br />being, Patti Johnson would be taking on the role of project <br />manager. MR. MYERS said although Patti would be capable of <br />doing the role project manager for the jail expansion, he was <br />concerned because it may take someone being on site all of the