Contract funds preliminary work on Nevada Capitol repairs

Nevada state capitol building in Carson City

Nevada state capitol building in Carson City

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $167,700 contract with architect Paul Cavin to provide architectural and engineering services ahead of the project that will renovate the exterior of the Nevada State Capitol and annex.
The project was postponed twice because of the state’s fiscal problems but public works and historical preservation officials say it’s vital that work be done to fix leaking windows, deteriorating rain gutters and numerous other problems with the Capitol.
The entire exterior repair project will cost in the neighborhood of $2 million and includes extensive repointing of the joints between the sandstone blocks that make up the building’s structure.
That contract will be awarded at a later date, funded by bonds.
The Capitol hasn’t had any serious exterior work done since it was completely remodeled in the late 1970s.
The board consisting of Gov. Steve Sisolak, Attorney General Aaron Ford and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske also approved adding $11.7 million to the pharmacy benefit manager services contract with Ramsell Corp., that provides HIV/AIDS care for clients of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. That raises the total funding in the program to $95.3 million, 70 percent of which comes from pharmaceutical rebates and 30 percent from federal funding.
The board approved a series of five contracts increasing the federal funding for ground transportation services to Medicaid recipients to cover higher than expected cost settlements for those services.
The total increase approved Tuesday was $4.97 million to the Boulder City Fire Department, Elko Fire Department, Mason Valley Fire Protection District, and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.

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