Members of the Renaissance on Main Committee Teresa Bailey, Cindy Sholar and Paul Fourshee were on hand with two portraits of old courthouses that burned in the late 1800’s as well as the early 1900’s.
“We just thought we could focus some attention on some of the beautiful buildings that we had downtown at one time,” Bailey said.
They presented them as gifts to the magistrates and Judge Executive Berlin Moore, who said they would be putting them on display sometime soon.
“We will probably hang them in the courthouse and in the new one,” he said.
Planning for the new state-run building will not begin until later this year when the six-member committee meets to discuss the design and location of the new building.
In other business, the magistrates approved a dog contract with the Christian County Animal Shelter in the amount of $2,400 per year, which is paid in $200 monthly increments. Moore said this year’s total is the same as what the contract was for last year, however as early as next year, the total is expected to rise by $50 to $100 per month.
“They are going up next year,” Moore said.
Magistrates were also expected to rebid two roads in the county for paving and other maintenance. However, Moore said the “problem has been cleared up,” which apparently prevented the roads from being maintenance in the past.
“We are going to award those to the ones we have already got,” Moore said adding that he and County Attorney H.B. Quinn have discussed the issue and sorted out the problems.