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FIRE CODES INTERRUPT WORK ON NEPHI CELLS

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The county building inspector put a second red tag on the county's new public safety building, prompting the county building authority to meet and make several decisions affecting the building project.

Wall construction in the cell area of the building doesn't meet state fire codes. "The architect's specs were faulty," said Gordon Young, commissioner. "It is new technology." The type of wall proposed will meet a two-hour code and is adequate for the rest of the building, but doesn't meet code for a cell area where people are confined.Unless builders are able to come up with a suitable solution, the walls will be torn out and rebuilt, adding $500,000 to the cost of the project.

The county facility is being built on land located in extreme south Nephi.

This is the second red tag the project has received. The first came when the county inspector called for additional support for the walls as the footings were being laid. Because all bids for the project came in over the engineer's estimate, county commissioners had to modify the original building plan to cut costs.

As a result of the most recent meeting, any change orders coming through on the project will have to be approved by the Juab County Building Authority board.

In addition, attorney fees for the project will not be paid to an outside attorney by the county in the future. The county attorney, Don Eyre Jr., will serve for the project and will work to represent the county and the building manager.