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State Controlling Board Approves Release of Funds for Three Richland County Projects

9 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse; From Office of Rep. Marilyn John and Ohio State Controlling Board

The state controlling board has approved the release of $152,943.00 for three separate projects in Richland County

First, The Ohio State University requested and received $32,887.00 for a boiler replacement at the Recreation Center Life Safety project, which will allow the programmatic goals of the project to be further enhanced by accepting all alternates in the Boiler Replacements project.

This project will replace the existing boiler in the Campus Recreation Center that is original to the building, and two existing boilers in the Eisenhower Memorial Center that were installed in 1991.

Secondly, The Ohio State University requested and received $92,127.00 for the Mansfield-Recreation Center Fire Alarm Upgrade project in Mansfield, Richland County.

The Mansfield Campus Recreation was built in 1977 and is in need of upgrades due to the current boiler and fire alarm system being outdated. The project will include new microprocessor-based fire alarm control panel, remote annunciator, new intelligent photoelectric smoke detectors that are fully addressable with fire-print based technology, and new voice audible/visual notification devices. Fire alarm signal reporting to central monitoring station shall be through TRI-S Controls, Inc. Firefighter’s two-way communication shall be provided through a new Emergency Responder Radio System. All initiating, detection, and notification device wiring of the fire alarm system circuits shall be class B.

Lastly, The Ohio State University requested and received $27,929.00 to be used for upgrades to the building’s entryway. This project will replace the existing main entrances, vestibules, doors, and ADA hardware on the Campus Recreation Center, Conard Hall, and Eisenhower Memorial Center on the OSU-Mansfield Recreational Campus. The scope includes replacement of the storefront door and wall, including an existing fin tube, lighting and door operator controls.   

“I am pleased to see state funding coming to the OSU-Mansfield Recreational facility and members of our community will benefit greatly from the upgrades provided by these funds,” said John.

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