Pulaski County Maintenance Director Morry Demarco approached the commissioners this week with two bids on necessary repairs for the courthouse clock tower. Demarco says he has used Alpha Omega Company before for work on the justice center and other buildings, and both companies that submitted bids have experience in this type of repair.
He says it’s very important that the work be done right. Because of the age of the structure, the mortar must be replaced with a similar mix to prevent any damage to the delicate bricks. According to Demarco, the tower is in need of being re-tuckpointed to reapply mortar between the bricks with an estimated repair time of up to four weeks.
The commissioners requested that Demarco contact other companies capable of doing the work to see if he can get more than two bids for the repair, and he can make his recommendation, hopefully, at the next meeting.