The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meet again today, Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room on the 8th floor of One Montgomery Plaza.
There's a lot of interesting business on the agenda today including an authorization of the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to house Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Lower Providence. They're also approving a list of outside legal counsel the county can use apparently as a way to avoid a repeat of the over $2 million in legal fees the last administration racked up that were never voted on.
They'll also awarding almost $200,000 in contracts towards safety measures and repairs at One Montgomery Plaza, as well as enacting an emergency resolution to authorize an assessment of the county garage on Main Street in Norristown. The Times Herald chronicled some of the repair woes and the mounting costs plaguing One Montgomery Plaza and the parking garage in a recent story. The Herald cites a 2006 report prepared by Highland Associates just before the county bought the office building for $26 million saying the building was in "good condition," but that most of the structure's facades had “exceeded their life cycle.”
Just in time for summer, there's another contract for $351,195 being awarded to Telford-based Myco Mechanical Inc. for HVAC upgrades in the .
You can download the full agenda for today's meeting in our PDF section and watch a live stream of the proceedings .