The Board of Clark County Commissioners will begin several capital improvement projects in 2019, including constructing a new 9-1-1 communications center and completing interior renovations at the A.B. Graham building.

“The projects are vital to the future of Clark County,” Commissioner Rick Lohnes said. “Public safety and public services are crucial to our residents. The improvements will allow us to have better technology and streamline operations that will greatly benefit both our residents and our visitors. We’ve been working on upgrading the 9-1-1 dispatch center for several years and we’re happy to see it come to fruition.”

The commissioners approved $7.6 million in bonds for the two projects at Wednesday’s meeting.

The $5.1 million 9-1-1 Dispatch Center will include site improvements, as well as upgrading, replacing and refurbishing technology. The county is currently seeking proposals from architects who will design the facility. Local officials are still deciding where the dispatch center will be located. The current dispatch center is located at the Public Safety Building, 130 N. Fountain Ave.

The $2.5 million A.B. Graham Building remodeling will include new heating and air conditioning, fire suppression, plumbing and electrical systems. The county recently replaced windows and improved the exterior of the building in 2017. It was constructed in 1901.

Both projects are expected to begin construction in 2019. The offices inside the A.B. Graham building will be relocated to a site to be determined during construction.