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By Carmen Ensinger
Members of the Greene County Board met on Sept. 14 to approve several more minor improvements to the Greene County Courthouse.
Judiciary Chairman Earlene Castleberry informed members that Bear Masonry had completed the tuckpointing on the lower portion of the courthouse and also did some extra work, such as power washing of the cannon.
“One of the things that our committee talked about is trying to improve the looks of the lower level windows (basement),” Castleberry said. “If you walk around the courthouse, some of the windows are boarded up. So, the sheriff and I asked Bear Masonry to give a quote on improving the looks of those lower windows.”
Castleberry said that Bear Masonry went ahead and did one window on their own on the west side to show what it would look like.
“They are stuccoing it with mortar and meshing,” Castleberry said. “He said that by the time the sun has bleached it, it will blend in with the limestone block we have on the courthouse.
A motion was made to approve this at the regular board meeting at a cost of $5,430.
Repairs are going to be made to the west side entrance to the basement underneath the treasurer’s office.
“The building that is going to remain on the west side that is beside the shed where the mower is being stored that is going to be removed is not in very good shape,” Castleberry said. “So, what we would like to do is to have that refurbished to make it metal sides and a new metal roof that will be brown to coordinate with the courthouse.”
The cost of this will be $3,107.08 and it was also approved.
A change order had to be made to the HVAC project involving the electrical supply.
“When Henson Robinson was doing the work to convert to the new system, they realized the electric output was not adequate,” Castleberry said. “It was a 120 and it should have been 240 so this is a change order that we have to make.”
Because the project is being funded partially through grant funding, the USDA has to approve the change order. The $8,731.35 change order will come out of the USDA grant.
Castleberry said that Henson Robinson will have a crane at the courthouse on Sept. 28 to remove the old HVAC units outside.