The Pratt County Commissioners have approved Adams Electric as contractor for the Law Enforcement Center plumbing upgrade.

Repairs and replacement of the plumbing system in the Law Enforcement Center is about to become reality. The Pratt County Commissioners accepted a $423,000 bid from Adams Electric for the project. The action came at the regular Monday commission meeting Oct. 9.

The bid included a caveat that more funds for the project will have to be approved at a later date because when the project gets underway, workers are expected to find more plumbing problems that need to be fixed once they get into walls and areas they can't see just by a visual inspection.

No project startup date has been announced.

Pratt County Sheriff Jimmy White said he is anxious to get the project underway. Leaks in the basement plumbing have threatened crucial electronics and vital record storage areas. It is time to get the project started, White said.

The plumbing in the recent remodel of the booking area, kitchen and addition to the sally port is new and will not be part of this project that will address numerous plumbing problems in the LEC basement and the prisoner cell area. The new plumbing will tie into the remodel.

D.J. McMurray, count appraiser, said the City of Pratt is changing from their CAD system to the GIS and wants the county to share data from its GIS system during the change over. These systems map out locations of streets, homes and businesses. The Commission agreed to share the data.

Tim Branscom, Pratt County Emergency Manager, hosted an Emergency Operations Plan workshop Wednesday for entities that are part of the EOP. The State Division of Emergency Management conducted the workshop that reviewed the EOP for each of the member entities.

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