Littlejohn originally moved to accept one of the estimates until Magistrate Doug Taylor noted that as the costs of the work exceed $20,000, the county would be required by law to advertise for bids. Littlejohn agreed and amended his motion to call for bidders to apply to build a trussed roof over the existing building.
Magistrate Jon Goodwin, a homebuilder said, “Flat roofs don’t ever work, and this is going to be over our courthouse. If we kept fixing what we have now our expenses would be (where the new roof is) in a matter of years.”
Magistrate Kevin Terrell said that the new county budget to be in operation as of July 1 included a line item for the roof over the courthouse annex.
Judge/Executive Stan Humphries added, “Until the roof is fixed, we are spinning our wheels trying to clean up the leaks inside the annex.”
In other action, Terrell requested additional funds for the Trigg County Recreation Complex and construction of two new peewee league fields. Last session, the court approved $7,600 to finish one field.
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