Commission OKs voting house repairs

Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A pair of Butler County voting houses will soon get a facelift.

On Monday, the Butler County Commission accepted a bid from C&K Contractors totaling $13,050 to make repairs to the Garland and Providence voting houses.

At the commission’s December meeting, District 1 Commissioner Joey Peavy said the Garland voting house needs roof and eave work, new siding and paint inside and out. He said the Providence voting house has a large crack in the wall and also needs paint inside and out.

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Repair cost for the Garland voting house are expected to be $9,150, while repairs to the Providence voting house are expected to be $3,900.

“We need to upgrade the condition of the voting facilities for the people in these areas,” Peavy said.

The commission also approved a 10-year lease agreement with the Central Volunteer Fire Department and a five-year lease agreement with J.V. McLain to use their buildings as voting houses. The county will pay $1,000 a year to both parties.

The parties will be responsible for maintenance of the facility and utilities.