Adams County hires Klingner’s to serve as mold consultant, will take bids for full remediation plan

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QUINCY — Adams County’s Transportation, Building and Technology Committee has voted to hire Klingner and Associates to interpret the results of the mold inspection done in April and will hold another special meeting next week for those with concerns about the process.

The county will spend up to $4,000 with the Quincy firm on this project. The committee held a special meeting Tuesday night to take action.

Safestart Environmental performed the testing after multiple employees and others working in the courthouse complained about feeling sick after extended stays in the building. One of those people, attorney Ryan Schnack, said his doctors have led him to believe this is the cause of an illness he now suffers from.

Committee Chairman Dave Bellis said the county is committing to the remediation plan, but will put it out for bid. Safestart, which the county has already paid $56,000 for the preliminary work, is expected to be one of those bidders.

Before that however, Bellis said Peters Heating and Air Conditioning would be hired to clean the HVAC ducts and county maintenance would clean the problem areas identified in Safestart’s report.

No representative from Safestart was available for Tuesday’s meeting. Bellis said the committee will hold another special meeting on June 28 at 6 p.m. in Courtroom 2A and Larry Schwartz with Safestart will be available via Zoom to answer questions.

Bellis said it will be an open meeting, but he wants people to submit their questions in advance. You can send them to the county clerk’s office at countyclerk@adamscountyil.gov or Bellis transportationchair@co.adams.il.us.

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