Government officials and a number of health professionals have spent the past seven months "cleaning house" at Timpanogos Community Mental Health Center, but now the new administrators are ready to literally clean up and improve the center's facilities.
The Timpanogos Mental Health Authority Board gave center administrators the go-ahead Tuesday to draw up a janitorial services contract and to look into renting additional office space."Cleanliness is really important," said Don Muller, executive director of the center. "In next year's budget, we will really have to study what we can do in terms of replacing old furniture."
Six companies bid on the janitorial services for the 41,000-square-foot package, which includes the buildings on Third North and the Cartwright Building.
Timp Mental Health is also looking for additional office space, Muller said. The center is particularly interested in the Bushnell Building across from the state and county government complex.
"We would like to consolidate all administrators in one building with purchasing and payroll," he said.
Action on job classification appeals from employees was also part of the meeting's agenda. Floyd Clark, the center's personnel analyst, said they plan to start meeting with employees Nov. 21.
The appeals came from 45 employees who were transferred to a merit salary system as a way of eliminating specialty contracts.