ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – There’s more bad news for staffers of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi.
The General Services Administration has issued a stop-work order on the replacement of the HVAC system and other renovations at the Thomas G. Abernethy Federal Building in Aberdeen.
In the spring of 2018, the building was found to be uninhabitable due to a mold issue in the HVAC system going back over 20 years.
Repairs were estimated to be around $12 million.
Last Summer the court and the GSA believed they found a solution by teaming up with the Tennessee Valley Authority and getting a Utility Energy Service Contract to fund repairs.
That contract hinged on a payback based on energy reductions over a 20 year period.
The projected time of those energy reductions was underestimated, meaning the project does not meet the requirements.
There is no word yet on when work will resume.