Concrete poured at law enforcement center | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: September 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm
The cement trucks began showing up at the future site of the Colleton County Law Enforcement Center on Mable Willis Boulevard about 2 a.m. Sept. 8.
The task for the early morning was the pouring of a large concrete pad that will hold the administrative offices of the center.
Capital Projects and Purchasing Director John T. Stieglitz explained that the cement went into the forms throughout the early morning hours so that when daybreak came, cement workers could begin finishing the concrete — a job that would take most of the day.
Several other concrete pads that will be part of the complex were poured and finished earlier. One represented the portion of the building that will be used as the E-911 dispatch center. That cement pad, Stieglitz said, is several inches lower that the main pad. A second floor will be built on top of the pad, bringing the floor in the dispatch center up to the same level as the rest of the administration area.
The space between the concrete pad and flooring in the dispatch center will contain all the cables and wires the dispatch consoles require.
The second earlier pad is the area of the building that will house a garage area where vehicles seized as evidence in criminal incidents can be examined and stored. The garage floor will be several inches lower than the rest of the Law Enforcement Complex.
The Law Enforcement Complex is one of the largest projects undertaken with the revenue generated by the Capital Projects Sales Tax voters approved several years ago. A total of $5.1 million from the sales tax revenue was allocated to the complex’s construction.
When the facility is finished, it will enable the sheriff’s office to have all its operations under one roof.
The complex will also become home of the Colleton County Magistrate’s Office.