Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says progress is being made to bring the controversial eastside Regional Operations Center up to code.
When Fox 59 cameras toured the facility last month, we spotted faulty sprinkler and fire warning systems and other defects in the building, which has been open for less than a year.
Riggs says as of Monday, the fire suppression system has passed all its required tests, so firefighters won’t have to have to walk the halls of the building 24 hours a day to guard against fire. The cost of hiring the firefighters reached $100 thousand since last fall.
The director says the city is also working with the owner of the building to make improvements from a construction punch list, which contains more than 100 problems.
Until the improvements are made, the contractor cannot collect his share of the city’s monthly lease payments.