Repairs to Bernalillo County HQ might charge nearly $500K

December 24, 2021 Off By [email protected]_84

As the sheriff’s business office is monitoring down suspects, the county is continue to calculating the expense of restore. 

Though Alvarado Sq. has reopened to the general public, there is even now visible damage within the creating.

“When you walk into Alvarado Square, sure, you can see the injury,” claimed Tia Bland, Bernalillo County interaction services director. “The foyer is an atrium foyer, it really is extensive open up and you have a good deal a home windows. So you just appear up and see there is plyboard in places where by windows applied to be.”

Officials at first expected repairs to value about $45,000. However, that estimate is a great deal better now.

“We are looking at one thing in the community of 50 percent a million dollars to mend all the hurt performed from the gunshot,” Bland explained.

The harm goes further than broken windows –the slipping glass from the windows went into the elevator shafts and into the HVAC procedure on the roof upcoming door.

“It obtained into the heating and cooling unit, it weakened aspect of the roof, it obtained into the mechanical performing of the elevator procedure,” Bland explained. “It weakened the initially flooring buyer assistance desk, it received into the carpet and wrecked the tile. The slipping glass did most of the harm.”

But not all of that $500,000 will be coming out of the county’s pocket.

“The county has a $25,000 deductible which the county will pay out, then two insurance plan carriers will decide on up the price tag to fix the destruction,” Bland claimed.

In the meantime, new windows have been sent and will be replaced just after the to start with of the calendar year. As for the relaxation of the destruction, the county expects cleanup to final at minimum a different six months.