The West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees has approved a change order with Energy Sciences for the replacement of high-energy light fixtures with low-energy fixtures at the township’s municipal facilities.
According to a memo from Township Purchasing Agent Cindy Victor, the change order will not exceed a total, revised cost of $165,000 and will take into account new fixture upcharges, plus additions and deletions from the inventory.
Victor stated in the memo that after a tour of township facilities with township officials and the contractor, there were several areas in the facilities that were missed when the project was being put together originally.
But, Victor said, there was still money available in the township’s federal stimulus funding budget to move forward with the project to include the ignored areas.
On March 21, the township awarded a contract of $104,395 to Energy Services to replace the lighting fixtures at West Bloomfield Township Hall, the township’s police department, and the township’s four fire stations.
Occupancy sensors will also be installed at the police station and at Township Hall. The project is funded by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant stimulus funding initiative.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $148,519.83 after rebates.
The board’s action came on Monday, June 6.