County Approves Plans For Animal Shelter Rehab

(January 14) The county board of supervisors this week approved plans and specifications for a quarter of a million dollar improvement to the Devore Animal Shelter.
According to Carl Alban, the director of the county’s architecture and engineering department, “The project budget of $250,000 is comprised of the following components: design costs of $20,000; project management and inspection costs of $23,000; security and electronics costs of $20,000; construction costs of $170,000; and a construction contingency of $17,000.”
The board of supervisors authorized the architecture and engineering department to solicit competitive bids for the Devore Animal Shelter Improvements Project located at 19777 Shelter Way in Devore.
According to Alban, “This project will achieve the goal of providing essential security improvements to mitigate continuing issues with property vandalism and theft at this facility. Over the past several years, a number of projects have been completed at the Devore Animal Shelter that include improving security for the facility; providing a secure parking area; installing a new standby generator system; providing new pet greeting and adoption areas; and making a number of much needed improvements to the administration and kennel buildings. The primary focus of this project is to increase security by adding access gates to the main road into the facility (Shelter Way) to mitigate multiple vandalism and thefts that have occurred at this facility over the past several years. If funding is available, the bid alternates include the completion of the remaining improvements to the administration and kennel buildings.”
A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting for prospective bidders is scheduled to be conducted on January
30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Devore Animal Shelter located at 19777 Shelter Way in Devore.
The bid opening is scheduled for February 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at  the architecture and engineering headquarters.
Plans and specifications are on file with the clerk of the board of supervisors.

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