Greene County animal shelter construction delayed


The construction of the new Greene County Animal Shelter has hit a slight snag.

The foundation of the building experienced settling issues due to the compaction of the soil and will need to be corrected before proceeding with construction.  
In order to correct the problem, the building frame that has been erected will be taken down. The foundation will be stabilized with piers driven into the ground to reach stable soil. 

An additional six inches of concrete will be placed on the top of the existing foundation. The building will then be re-erected. The project has been delayed as a result of these recent findings.
The cost of the repairs will be between the contractor and the soils compaction testing agency.

Jensen Builders was awarded the $894,900 contract last fall to construct the new animal shelter. The facility will be owned and operated by the City of Jefferson.
The building, which will also include an adjacent dog park, will be built on land donated by the Greene County Development Corporation at the west end of its business park west of Highway 4, just south of the American Athletic annex building. City building inspector Chad Stevens is the project manager. No timetable has been set as to when the animal shelter will be completed.

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