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Decatur Commission to Vote on Beacon Hill Consultant Contract

The complex will house the police department, school administrative offices and recreation and arts facilities.

The Decatur City Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday and will vote on a pre-construction manager's contract for the Beacon Hill Complex renovation.

Hugh Saxon, the deputy city manager, recommends the contract be awarded to Potts Construction Co. of Conyers for $46,500. This manager "acts as a consultant to the owner and architect during the preconstruction phase," Saxon wrote in a memo.

The company would be in line for a larger payday.

Saxon says the manager will later propose a guaranteed maximum price for the project and if the commission approves, the company would be obligated to bring in the project at that cost.

With a construction budget of $21 million, the company's total fee would be about $1.2 million, Saxon said.

The complex renovation includes selective demolition, construction of a new 30,000-square-foot police station, 25,000 square feet of renovated space for the city school system administrative offices, 28,000 square feet for recreation and arts and a storm drainage improvement.

The commisison will hold an executive session at 5:45 p.m., a dinner session at 6:15 p.m., a work session with the Decatur Tourism Board at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Except for the executive session, all meetings are open to the public.

To see the full agenda, go to the City of Decatur website.

Residents can watch the meeting on live streaming video on their home computers by going to the City of Decatur website.

Commission meetings will still be broadcast live on Comcast channel 25, and  rebroadcast at 2 p.m. the Saturday after the meeting.

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