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by Patty Cheffey
The new storage facility for Marion County will be a “light stone” color following action by the commissioners.
During their meeting Monday, the commissioners not only selected the wall and roof colors as well as the trim color, but also reviewed the specifications of the new storage facility, which will be located close to the Marion County jail.
Alicia Weiman with Bleigh Construction was present to review the specs, including lights, electric, doors and walls.
In addition to picking the wall coloring, the commissioners selected white for the roof and burnish slate (dark gray) for the trim.
While the current specs call for regular overhead doors, Eastern District Commissioner Larry Welch said he would prefer the roll-up doors as a space saving measure.
In addition, he believed the cost for those types of doors would be less expensive. Weiman said she would find out the costs and get back with the commissioners on that.
In addition, she will be looking into the cost for automatic changing thermostat which will change from heat to cold and vice versa automatically.
Only one unit will be climate controlled as the county clerk’s office will be storing election equipment there.
Other changes to the original specs include those for lights as the ones in the specs are obsolete, and the catch basin, which is also not available.
The substitute lights will be brighter, and the substitute catch basin will mean a $1,080 savings to the county.
Weiman said Bleigh plans to turn dirt on the project on Wednesday, but could not give an estimate on time to complete the building as some supplies might be several weeks to obtain.
In other business Teya Stice, county coordinator, presented the commissioners with a break-down of how the ARPA Funds have been spent, including $2.250 million for broadband and $1,681,064.01 for county hazard pay.
Daycares, preschools, Harvest Outreach and Douglass Community Services also recipients. The county also spent funds for courthouse improvements.
Stice also reported work is continuing on replacing carpet in the Palmyra Courthouse large courtroom with the judge’s and lawyers’ offices having been completed.
She also had Presiding Commissioner David Lomax sign a CEPF grant application and paperwork on a former SEMA project.
The commissioners also signed a certificate for Charles Webster, whose final day with the Marion County Planning and Zoning Commission will be Sept. 8.
They also heard an update from Chariton Valley on the fiber work being done throughout the county, and requested Stice check into pricing to have the windows cleaned inside and outside at both courthouses.