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Project manager hired for construction of animal shelter

Animal Control Board members approved hiring Burleson Construction Co. to provide project management services for the new Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter.
City Manager Pete Peterson approached BCC Inc. with the idea and brought the proposal to the Nov. 5 board meeting.
“The city has used them before,” he said. “They would work with the architect and be there during construction ensuring what is built.”
According to the agreement, Thomas J. Burleson would act as the project manager.
The detailed scope of services includes pre-construction management, master program schedule, inspections assistance, occupancy and start-up.
BCC’s fee would be 1 percent of the construction cost.
“This would be the best money we spent, and I recommend that we approve,” Peterson said.
ACB member Clayton Stout agreed.
“This has been such a public project that Tommy could also help put out any fires,” he said.
County Commissioner Pat Wolfe made a motion to retain BCC Inc. as project manager. The motion was seconded by Chair Ralph Van Brocklin and passed unanimously.
An estimated project schedule has construction commencing in January 2014, with completion by year-end.