Pulaski County Justice Center, Courthouse Damage Repaired

Jeff Johnston talks to the Pulaski County Commissioners
Jeff Johnston talks to the Pulaski County Commissioners

Repairs to the Pulaski County Justice Center, to the Pulaski County Courthouse and to the county home barn have been completed.

Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston told the commissioners last night that just minor items need to be finished to complete the damage sustained in a hail storm over a year ago.

“They’ve got metal coping to do on the justice center but the courthouse roof has been repaired and the justice center roof has been replaced and sealed. The barn at the county home has been repainted. The damaged section in the back and the roof have been repainted and sealed. The damaged screens were also repaired,” explained Johnson.

County Commissioner Terry Young was quick to add that the work done out at the county home looks “terrible”. He commented that the contractor left paint can lids on the grounds, the grounds were left in disarray and the roof isn’t satisfactory.

Johnston said the project manager will be coming back to do a final walk-through with Johnston and those concerns will be brought to his attention.

Bids were opened for seven commercial rooftop HVAC units and a central control system for the Pulaski County Justice Center. Benchmark in Kokomo submitted a sealed bid of $152,450 and McGrath Refrigeration in Knox submitted a sealed bid of $79,385.90. Those bids were taken under advisement and Johnston will look those over to make sure they meet specifications. One bid will be approved at the next commissioners meeting on Monday, Oct. 20.