Mold closes parts of jail

March 8, 2013
Water leaks around ceiling tiles are frequent throughout the jail's basement.

Water leaks around ceiling tiles are frequent throughout the jail’s basement.

By Rob Alway

LUDINGTON — The presence of black mold has been discovered at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, located on North Delia Street.

Sheriff Kim Cole told the MCP that measures are taking place to address the issue.

Sheriff Cole said the issue stems from a department investigation that started in December after Cole was appointed undersheriff; Cole’s term as sheriff began Jan. 1.

“I was sitting in my office and looked up at the air duct,” he said. “I thought I would look into when the last time the air ducts had been cleaned.” Cole said he wasn’t able to find records of the ducts being cleaned. The current facility was renovated and expanded in the mid-1990s.

Cole and Undersheriff Jody Hartley then brought the air duct cleaning issue up to the county’s safety and courts committee during its January meeting. At that time, they mentioned the possibility of mold due to several water leaks throughout the building and the fact that the air circulation is centralized in the building. During that meeting, Cole mentioned that, in addition to the water issues, mold could be developing in the department’s evidence room, which contains several contaminants. All the air is recycled throughout the building, he said.

The issue was then brought up to the county’s finance committee, which recommended more extensive bidding.

In the meantime, Cole said further investigation started to take place with the office’s possible mold and water issues.

The department hired Absolute Services of Scottville to look further into some trouble areas. “They tore out some drywall and that’s when we discovered the mold,” Cole said.
It is likely the mold has developed from leaks caused by the jail’s showers, from water leaking from an exterior wall and from the recycled air in the building, Cole said.
An environmental testing company was then hired and determined the type of mold that was found was Stachybotrys. There are over 50 variants of Stachybotrys, but the most common is black mold. Exposure can have a wide range of effects, depending on length of exposure and volume of spores inhaled or ingested.

Cole said the environmental firm determined that particular mold was contained to the office’s basement, which he immediately shut down.

“They believe that any mold found on the main floor has been carried up by our clothing or by other materials such as paper,” the sheriff said. “But, there isn’t an immediate danger in the primary office area.”

Strands of mold were also found in two of the jail cells, which were also immediately shut down, Cole said. Those molds were not airborne.

Cole said he has been in communication with County Administrator Fabian Knizacky and County Board of Commissioners Chairman Chuck Lange, along with other county commissioners. He said all are on board with making the repairs a top priority.

“I believe it is the sheriff’s responsibility to maintain this facility,” Cole said. “My top priority is the safety and health of the staff and prisoners. However, I also believe it is important to have open communication with the county board. Together, I know we’ll be able to get this building back to the standard the taxpayers expect.
Cole said Knizacky is heading up the efforts to make the repairs. Cole said the county board is expected to discuss the topic at its meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m.

3,033 Responses to Mold closes parts of jail

  1. Pingback: mizuno wave 2
  2. Pingback: barbour outlet
  3. Pingback: barbour outlet
  4. Pingback: óculos ray ban
  5. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  6. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  7. Pingback: óculos ray ban
  8. Pingback: óculos ray ban
  9. Pingback: óculos aviador
  10. Pingback: óculos ray ban
  11. Pingback: óculos aviador
  12. Pingback: óculos aviador
  13. Pingback: óculos aviador
  14. Pingback: óculos aviador
  15. Pingback: óculos aviador
  16. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  17. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  18. Pingback: óculos aviador
  19. Pingback: óculos aviador
  20. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  21. Pingback: óculos aviador
  22. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  23. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  24. Pingback: óculos aviador
  25. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  26. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  27. Pingback: óculos aviador
  28. Pingback: óculos ray ban
  29. Pingback: óculos aviador
  30. Pingback: óculos aviador
  31. Pingback: óculos aviador
  32. Pingback: óculos aviador
  33. Pingback: óculos aviador
  34. Pingback: óculos aviador
  35. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  36. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  37. Pingback: óculos aviador
  38. Pingback: óculos aviador
  39. Pingback: barbour outlet
  40. Pingback: barbour outlet
  41. Pingback: barbour outlet
  42. Pingback: barbour outlet
  43. Pingback: tenis mizuno
  44. Pingback: air max damen
  45. Pingback: mizuno wave
  46. Pingback: air max damen
  47. Pingback: air max 1
  48. Pingback: air max schwarz
  49. Pingback: air max schuhe
  50. Pingback: air max schuhe
  51. Pingback: air max schuhe
  52. Pingback: mizuno wave
  53. Pingback: mizuno feminino
  54. Pingback: mizuno feminino
  55. Pingback: tenis mizuno
  56. Pingback: air max damen
  57. Pingback: air max 1
  58. Pingback: mizuno prophecy
  59. Pingback: mizuno wave
  60. Pingback: tenis mizuno
  61. Pingback: air max schwarz
  62. Pingback: mizuno feminino
  63. Pingback: air max 1
  64. Pingback: air max schwarz
  65. Pingback: air max 1
  66. Pingback: mizuno wave
  67. Pingback: air max schuhe
  68. Pingback: tenis mizuno
  69. Pingback: air max schwarz
  70. Pingback: air max damen
  71. Pingback: air max schwarz
  72. Pingback: air max damen
  73. Pingback: air max 1
  74. Pingback: air max damen
  75. Pingback: air max 1
  76. Pingback: air max damen
  77. Pingback: air max schuhe
  78. Pingback: air max 1
  79. Pingback: air max 1
  80. Pingback: air max damen
  81. Pingback: air max 1
  82. Pingback: air max schwarz
  83. Pingback: air max schwarz
  84. Pingback: air max schwarz
  85. Pingback: air max schwarz
  86. Pingback: air max schwarz
  87. Pingback: air max schuhe
  88. Pingback: air max 1
  89. Pingback: air max schwarz
  90. Pingback: air max 1
  91. Pingback: air max schuhe
  92. Pingback: air max schuhe
  93. Pingback: air max schuhe
  94. Pingback: air max schuhe
  95. Pingback: air max 1
  96. Pingback: air max schwarz
  97. Pingback: air max schuhe
  98. Pingback: air max schwarz
  99. Pingback: air max schuhe
  100. Pingback: air max schuhe
  101. Pingback: air max schwarz
  102. Pingback: air max damen
  103. Pingback: air max schuhe
  104. Pingback: air max 1
  105. Pingback: air max 1
  106. Pingback: air max schwarz
  107. Pingback: air max 1
  108. Pingback: air max damen
  109. Pingback: air max schuhe
  110. Pingback: air max damen
  111. Pingback: óculos aviador
  112. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  113. Pingback: óculos aviador
  114. Pingback: óculos aviador
  115. Pingback: óculos aviador
  116. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  117. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  118. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  119. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  120. Pingback: óculos aviador
  121. Pingback: óculos aviador
  122. Pingback: óculos aviador
  123. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  124. Pingback: óculos aviador
  125. Pingback: óculos ray ban
  126. Pingback: ray ban oculos
  127. Pingback: óculos aviador
  128. Pingback: óculos ray ban
  129. Pingback: mcm belts price
  130. Pingback: french blue 7s
  131. Pingback: columbia 4s
  132. Pingback: coach outlet
  133. Pingback: coach store
  134. Pingback: north face sale
  135. Pingback: jordan shoes
  136. Pingback: gucci outlet
  137. Pingback: hermes bags
  138. Pingback: air jordan 14
  139. Pingback: hermes scarf
  140. Pingback: coach outlet
  141. Pingback: retro jordans
  142. Pingback: chanel handbags
  143. Pingback: north face
  144. Pingback: prada outlet
  145. Pingback: ugg slippers
  146. Pingback: burberry scarf
  147. Pingback: air jordan 11
  148. Pingback: coach bags
  149. Pingback: coach shoes
  150. Pingback: louis vuitton
  151. Pingback: hermes bags
  152. Pingback: gucci bags
  153. Pingback: louis vuitton
  154. Pingback: gucci outlet
  155. Pingback: chanel handbags
  156. Pingback: ugg outlet
  157. Pingback: ferragamo shoes
  158. Pingback: coach purses
  159. Pingback: chanel bags
  160. Pingback: gucci bags
  161. Pingback: burberry outlet
  162. Pingback: ugg sale
  163. Pingback: the north face
  164. Pingback: burberry scarf
  165. Pingback: hermes outlet
  166. Pingback: nike air max 90
  167. Pingback: prada outlet
  168. Pingback: ugg pas cher
  169. Pingback: gucci outlet
  170. Pingback: chanel handbags
  171. Pingback: coach handbags
  172. Pingback: coach factory
  173. Pingback: ferragamo sale
  174. Pingback: coach handbags
  175. Pingback: burberry outlet
  176. Pingback: ugg boots
  177. Pingback: air max
  178. Pingback: gucci belt
  179. Pingback: louboutin shoes
  180. Pingback: air jordan 13
  181. Pingback: jordan 3
  182. Pingback: ugg boots
  183. Pingback: coach clearance
  184. Pingback: burberry outlet
  185. Pingback: coach wallets
  186. Pingback: chanel bags
  187. Pingback: burberry sale
  188. Pingback: air jordan 6
  189. Pingback: burberry sale
  190. Pingback: ferragamo belt
  191. Pingback: celine outlet
  192. Pingback: XRtCpoQT
  193. Pingback: air max website
  194. Pingback: coach outlet
  195. Pingback: jordan 6
  196. Pingback: jordan 11
  197. Pingback: coach bags
  198. Pingback: coach outlet
  199. Pingback: gucci outlet
  200. Pingback: gucci outlet
  201. Pingback: FVsfVxQb
  202. Pingback: chanel
  203. Pingback: hermes birkin
  204. Pingback: burberry sale
  205. Pingback: jordan 11
  206. Pingback: chanel
  207. Pingback: buy wow gold
  208. Pingback: ash shoes sale
  209. Pingback: new balance 980
  210. Pingback: hermes bracelet
  211. Pingback: asics 2000
  212. Pingback: asics gt 2160
  213. Pingback: hermes h belt
  214. Pingback: low bred 11s
  215. Pingback: toms outlet
  216. Pingback: toms outlet
  217. Pingback: air max baratas
  218. Pingback: cheap asics
  219. Pingback: Monster bonnets
  220. Pingback: air max femme
  221. Pingback: cheap asics
  222. Pingback: asics kayano 19
  223. Pingback: nike tn requin
  224. Pingback: cheap asics
  225. Pingback: asics gt 2170
  226. Pingback: toms shoes
  227. Pingback: nike tn requin
  228. Pingback: asics kayano 20
  229. Pingback: asics kayano 20
  230. Pingback: cheap asics
  231. Pingback: asics kayano 20
  232. Pingback: tiffany outlet
  233. Pingback: cheap asics
  234. Pingback: asics kayano 19
  235. Pingback: asics gt 2170
  236. Pingback: asics kayano 20
  237. Pingback: hermes bag
  238. Pingback: mens asics
  239. Pingback: cheap asics
  240. Pingback: tory burch sale
  241. Pingback: asics kayano 19
  242. Pingback: グッチ
  243. Pingback: asics kayano 20
  244. Pingback: oakley 雪镜
  245. Pingback: custom asics
  246. Pingback: nike pas cher
  247. Pingback: jordan retro 6
  248. Pingback: toms outlet
  249. Pingback: YSL bags UK
  250. Pingback: jordan 12
  251. Pingback:
  252. Pingback: 新作chanel
  253. Pingback: Blue Coaster33
  254. Pingback: asics gt 2170
  255. Pingback: jordan 13
  256. Pingback: asics kinsei 4
  257. Pingback: gucci outlet
  258. Pingback: wow gold
  259. Pingback: fitflop sandals
  260. Pingback: cheap asics
  261. Pingback: human hair
  262. Pingback: asics kayano 20
  263. Pingback: chanel 激安
  264. Pingback: cheap asics
  265. Pingback: oakley outlet
  266. Pingback: asics gt 2170
  267. Pingback: セール
  268. Pingback: mens asics
  269. Pingback: fitflops sale
  270. Pingback: wow gold
  271. Pingback: buy wow gold
  272. Pingback: ray ban outlet
  273. Pingback: celine bags
  274. Pingback: coach handbags
  275. Pingback: coach store
  276. Pingback: celine bags
  277. Pingback: fitflop sale
  278. Pingback: coach outlet
  279. Pingback: グッチ 布
  280. Pingback: buy wow gold
  281. Pingback: fitflops outlet
  282. Pingback: Website
  283. Pingback: burberry sale
  284. Pingback: burberry bags
  285. Pingback:
  286. Pingback: air max 1 mens
  287. Pingback: xnxx
  288. Pingback: parking
  289. Pingback: バッグの
  290. Pingback: prada 人気
  291. Pingback: laan penge nu
  292. Pingback: Borough
  293. Pingback: stop parking
  294. Pingback: Gucci handbags
  295. Pingback: burberry outlet
  296. Pingback: locksmiths dc
  297. Pingback: lululemon pants
  298. Pingback: pay4you
  299. Pingback: lululemon pants
  300. Pingback: lululemon pants
  301. Pingback: air max 2013
  302. Pingback: uOujJYbX
  303. Pingback: hermes h belt
  304. Pingback: Nike Free Mens
  305. Pingback: hermes h belts
  306. Pingback: hermes belts
  307. Pingback: fitflop sko
  308. Pingback: mbt soldes
  309. Pingback: fitflop soldes
  310. Pingback: fitflop cheap
  311. Pingback: Nike Free Run
  312. Pingback: house blue
  313. Pingback: Cartier Rings
  314. Pingback: lululemon sale
  315. Pingback: Cartier Rings
  316. Pingback: hermes h belts
  317. Pingback: payment plan
  318. Pingback: prada outlet
  319. Pingback: 2014 air max
  320. Pingback: Cheap Louboutin
  321. Pingback: cheap jerseys
  322. Pingback: hogan
  323. Pingback: lululemon pants
  324. Pingback: nike air max on
  325. Pingback: Moncler Outlet
  326. Pingback: nike free 5.0
  327. Pingback: Nike UK
  328. Pingback: soccer pro
  329. Pingback: Nike Free 5.0+
  330. Pingback: Cheap Jerseys
  331. Pingback: hermes h belt
  332. Pingback: hermes bracelet
  333. Pingback: Louboutin UK
  334. Pingback: husky
  335. Pingback: hermes belt
  336. Pingback: hermes belts
  337. Pingback: lululemon sale
  338. Pingback: hermes belt
  339. Pingback: hermes h belts
  340. Pingback: hermes bracelet
  341. Pingback: electricity
  342. Pingback: alkaline water
  343. Pingback: here
  344. Pingback: hermes h belt
  345. Pingback: hermes h belts
  346. Pingback: hermes bracelet
  347. Pingback: do you agree
  348. Pingback: lululemon sale
  349. Pingback: hermes belt
  350. Pingback: Moncler Sale
  351. Pingback: cheap jerseys
  352. Pingback: hermes bracelet

Leave a Reply