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Air conditioner replaced at Fayette County's jail annex

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

A new air conditioner has been installed at an annex housing prison inmates in Fayette County.

The prison board on Wednesday was advised the metal building in Uniontown had been without air conditioning for at least a year.

Warden Brian Miller said he submitted work orders to have it repaired by county employees, but nothing was done because “the workload was too heavy, and I was told to handle it myself.”

The new unit cost $11,700, according to the controller's office.

Commissioner Vincent Zapotosky, who visited the annex on several occasions in the past month, said the long wait for repairs was unacceptable.

He said temperatures in the annex building on hot days approached 100 degrees.

“When they (HVAC units) break, and you have a steel building that is pretty much designed for farm equipment, then you have a matter of urgency,” Zapotosky said.

He and Commissioner Angela Zimmerlink advised Miller to secure outside contractors for such repairs if they cannot be completed in house in a timely fashion.

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