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Renovation bid approved for Grundy County Sheriff's Department

Renovations at the sheriff's office on Illinois Avenue will include expansion of the evidence room and enhanced security measures at the front entrance.
Renovations at the sheriff's office on Illinois Avenue will include expansion of the evidence room and enhanced security measures at the front entrance.

The Grundy County Board last week approved a bid from Narvick Brothers Lumber Company of Morris as part of the overall project for renovations and rehab work at the Grundy County Sheriff's office in Morris.

The work is part of a security renovation at the building on Illinois Avenue.

"We're expanding the evidence room and the armory," Sheriff Ken Briley told members of the Law and Justice Committee prior to the regular monthly meeting of the full board. "We're securing the front entrance to the sheriff's office with some ballistic glass, cameras, and a door buzzer."

The work is included as part of the county's five year capital improvement plan, which aims to invest more than $1.6 million into the Sheriff's Department through 2024.

Members of the committee said they were glad the low bidder was a local contractor who stayed under the estimate for the project.

The board unanimously approved the bid in the amount of $68,57. Narvick Brothers was the lowest of four submitted bids.

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