New $1.8 million EMS building coming to Lancaster Courthouse

by Madison White Franks 

LANCASTER—County supervisors accepted a proposal last week from Guernsey Tingle Architects for building an emergency management services and operations center at an estimated cost of $1.8 million with 10% contingency, a significant decrease from the original proposal of $3.1 million.

At a special called work session August 22, District 4 supervisor Bill Lee moved to construct the new building to house the emergency services and operations center on the courthouse property in Lancaster.

The motion passed 5-0 with the support of District 1 supervisor F.W. Jenkins Jr., District 2 supervisor Ernest Palin Jr., District 3 supervisor Jason Bellows and District 5 supervisor Wally Beauchamp.

At a previous meeting, county planning and land use director Don Gill suggested the facility be on the courthouse property versus the Norris property.

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