Harrisburg Council discusses community building estimate

Friday, July 13, 2018

Harrisburg City Council's main item of business Tuesday night was discussion of an estimate to construct a community building.

Mayor Randy Mills presented the council with a rough plan for the community building, which came to a total of around $838,000. Though he pointed out that the actual cost should be much lower due to several factors. "I think the $800,000-plus is a lot more than it's going to be," Mayor Mills said.

One of those factors was the air conditioning system. The system in the proposal calls for an air conditioning capacity of 60 tons. Mayor Mills said the main part of the building will be about 85x80 feet. He said that was about the size of Calvary Baptist Church and noted that their air conditioning system runs about 15 tons, so that part of the estimate will probably come down. He also said there are already utilities in the area and that there is a lot of work the city can handle itself. "Those costs would be substantially less than what's here (in the estimate)," Mayor Mills said. "There's a lot of stuff we're going to do, and we've got people in the community who will help do some of the work."

(The full article is in the July 12 edition of the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune.)

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