Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Construction Work Coming to Courthouse

Bradley County Judge Keith Neely informed the Quorum Court that plans are proceeding to conduct major repairs to the Bradley County Courthouse later this year.  Structural repairs to the south side of the building are required and plans are ready to move forward subject to grant funding availability.  The county currently has a grant for $250,000.00 to utilize and expects to receive another $217,000.00 from the state historical preservation agency.

Two bids have been received for the repairs work:
Western Millwright-$496,500.00
Ideal Construction-$467,500.00

The Court agreed to award the work to Ideal as low bidder.

Judge Neely indicated that the work, once begun, will take about three months to complete.  he stated that offices on the south side of the courthouse will have to be relocated during the construction.  This will include the County Assessor and Collector offices.

In other business the court approved a resolution authorizing the county to apply for a grant in the amount of $15,000.00 to be combined with $20,000.00 of local funds to construct a new Rural Fire Station on N. Bragg Street. A concrete foundation has already been poured.  The station will house Bradley County Rural Fire Engines and equipment.  Kenneth Saunders of the rural department was on hand to make the request and explain the plans.  Resolution #235 was approved 9-0.

The Justices also adopted ordinance #698 to amend the counties 2014 budget.

Judge Neely informed the court that little road work other than repairs is taking place at this time due to weather.  The meeting lasted about 30 minutes.

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