News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 28, 2013

Bids on jail heating/AC opened

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Vigo County Commissioners on Tuesday opened three bids to replace a heating/air conditioning system on the oldest section of the Vigo County Security Center.

Bidders were Gibson Services at $248,000; B&S Plumbing & Heating Inc. at $223,000; and Springhill Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. at $259,000.

Commissioners took the bids under advisement pending a legal review.

The system is needed or the county would have to relocate 130 inmates to nearby county jails should the system fail.

The Vigo County Council in June appropriated $300,000 to repair the air-handling system.