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June 17, 2014

$195K change order on special supervisors' agenda

Knoxville — The Marion County Board of Supervisors will meet in special session Wednesday, June 18, at 8:30 a.m., to discuss a $195,736 change order regarding the courthouse clock tower project and to discuss the future of the Department of Human Services' lease with the County. 

Board Chairman Craig Agan said that the board is having a special meeting to keep the clock tower project moving forward. Contractors discovered an unexpected issue with the condition of the clock tower, which requires more work and materials. The project is expected to last until fall now. Though the supervisors will meet in regular session on Tuesday, June 24, the board does not want to delay the project any more than necessary. 

For months, the County has been discussing the future site of DHS services in the County. DHS has expressed its desire to move out of the current location on Main Street, for a number of reasons. Agan said there is no deal between DHS and the County at this time, but he hopes the two entities can arrive at one. 

The meeting is open to the public. Look for a follow-up report on tomorrow's meeting. 

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