Fort McCoy News Nov. 24, 2017

New $1.8 million CYS admin, storage facilities

under construction

STORY & PHOTO BY SCOTT T. STURKOL
Public Affairs Staff

A new $1.8 million set of facilities for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child and Youth Services (CYS) program is under construction near Fort McCoy's Child Development Center and School-Age Center/Youth Center.

A contract of $1,871,209 was awarded in June to contractor Relyant Global LLC, which is headquartered in Maryville, Tenn., said Construction Inspector Mark Nelson with the Directorate of Public Works.

"The project is located on West F Street and is now about 20 percent complete," Nelson said. "It's scheduled for completion in July 2018."

Employees with contractor Relyant Global, which is headquartered in Maryville, Tenn., work on constructing a new building for the installation’s Child and Youth Services administration and storage Oct. 26 at Fort McCoy.
Employees with contractor Relyant Global, headquartered in Maryville,
Tenn., work on constructing a new building for the installation's Child
and Youth Services administration and storage Oct. 26 at Fort McCoy.

There are two new buildings being constructed.

One will house administrative personnel for Fort McCoy's CYS programs and another will provide additional storage space.
"These facilities will consolidate storage by replacing three older facilities," Nelson said.

Mark Siple, chief of Management Support Services for DFMWR, said the new building will make a huge difference for the entire CYS program.

"One of the biggest bonuses of this construction is it will bring the CYS administrative staff much closer to their facilities," Siple said. "And our CYS customers also will have easier access to staff as well."

Having the closer and newer storage capabilities for the Child Development Center and the School-Age Center/Youth Center also will modernize the installation's overall CYS program completely, Siple said.

Both centers are some of the newer facilities on post, having been constructed in the past 10 years.

"It's going to really help with storing all of their equipment," Siple said. "It will have more modern storage capabilities that are really needed."

The new facility will be a brick-faced structure and built with the latest and best materials available, Nelson said.

The new construction also aligns with Fort McCoy's strategic objectives in the installation's five-year Strategic Business Plan, including to "sustain and modernize Fort McCoy's cantonment, range complex, strategic mobility, physical security, quality of life and information technology infrastructure."