County courthouse to receive upgrades

Published 8:00 am Thursday, January 11, 2024

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The county recently acquired the former Law Center across the street from the Chambers County courthouse on South LaFayette Street. To provide communication between the courthouse and the new building,  the county commission put out a bid for fiber optic cables. 

The former Law Center was acquired by the county last year. It now houses a part of the Chambers County Revenue Commissioner’s office and the Chambers County Extension Service, according to County Attorney Skip McCoy. 

McCoy said Allied Security Professionals sent an estimated quote for the sum of $14,587.97. The quote covers the work of putting down fiber optic cables between the two buildings. 

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McCoy noted that the quote doesn’t include quotes for permits or certification of the fiber. The county commissioners approved the bid. 

Also, at the commission meeting, McCoy introduced a quote from Acom Integrated Solutions in Opelika. The company gave a quote for $29,616.33 to work on cabling and IT protection. The quote includes networking, structured cabling, power and surge protection, according to McCoy. 

McCoy said the quote is just below the bid law of $30,000. The state law requires city and county boards to employ competitive bidding for certain expenditure amounts.