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MOVING PAST ANY DOUBTS A Sarasota County graphic illustration presented to the County Commission on May 8 showed the tentative site plan for the new Emergency Operations Center at Cattlemen Road and Porter Way. Image courtesy Sarasota County PARTNER IN THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TEAM HIRED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION TO WORK ON THE NEW EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER BUILT A PARKING GARAGE THAT COLLAPSED IN SOUTH FLORIDA By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor With the chairwoman of the Sarasota County Commission voicing ���a high level of confidence��� in the local firm that will be involved in the work, the board voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 11, to approve a $103,300 pre-construction construction services management contract for the county���s new Emergency Operations/911 Center. The contract was an item on the commission���s Dec. 11 consent agenda, but Chairwoman Christine Robinson pulled it for discussion. Bob Stuckey, general manager of public safety communications, appeared before the board to address concerns about Ajax Building Corp.���s work on a parking garage at Miami-Dade Community College; the garage In a Dec. 11 memo to the County Commis- collapsed Oct. 10 while under construction, killing four people, according to news reports. sion, Emergency Services Director Mike Tobias recommended the contract be approved Ajax President Bill Byrne confirmed to the Huffington Post on Oct. 12 that a crane had with Ajax/Tandem Construction.

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