The DeWitt County Animal Shelter needs new heating and air conditioning units and will be surveyed soon for a new parking lot.
DeWitt County Board Chair David Newberg explains after nearly a year in the new facility, administrators for DeWitt County Animal control say the units are not working properly so they are getting replaced at no cost.
The determination is the facility would best be served by rooftop units, however, there is no way to mount the units on the roof, so they will sit outside the building. Newberg explains this is where the concrete work for the facility starts to come into play.
When the contractor surveys the land for the air conditioning units, they will also survey for a parking lot for the animal shelter and the adjacent EMS facility. Newberg says both need parking lots.
There was some contention at last Thursday's DeWitt County Board meeting over the cost of the project. There were no estimates on the work to be done so the Board decided on $5000 to dedicate to getting things at least started.