Court of Appeals project under budget

Eliminating floor mats and reducing signage are partly responsible.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The $3.8 million 7th District Court of Appeals construction project on West Federal Street remains under budget with the latest change orders.
The executive committee of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp., downtown's redevelopment agency, is expected to approve the changes in the next few days.
Neither the agency's property committee nor full board could muster a quorum Tuesday to vote on the change orders.
The project was $20,246 under budget because of costs deducted in previous change orders.
There will be two more deductions: $2,433 for eliminating recessed floor mats and $5,000 for signs inside the building. The floor mats are unnecessary and the building won't need as much signage as was budgeted, said Jason T. Whitehead, CIC executive director.
Those changes leave the project at $27,679 under budget, he said.
There are $14,856 in new items that will be added, however, leaving the project at $12,823 under budget, Whitehead said.
Other additions
The new items are:
U A roof hatch to access the heating, cooling and ventilation system for $7,754. The item was mistakenly left out of the building's request for proposals.
U Upgrade for installation of a commercial water heater instead of a residential water heater for $3,746. Nobody noticed the request for proposal failed to include a commercial water heater.
U A sanitary sewer line for the basement parking area for $1,285. The area may be finished later and require a restroom.
U A key access security control system for the elevator for $2,071. Key access to the elevator became necessary when inside parking underground for judges was added.

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