Work will be done at sheriff’s office, jail

Published 9:18 am Friday, August 26, 2011

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners approved spending approximately $92,500 for maintenance projects at the county jail and sheriff’s office headquarters, during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday evening.

The funding for the projects will come from SPLOST V.

Undersheriff Wendell Cofer of the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office told the board that the work includes painting the inside of the facilities, repairing light fixtures, leaks and rusting pipes, and repairing broken cameras, security glass and monitors.

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Stone’s was the low bidder for the project to install new flooring at the sheriff’s office headquarters. The bid price of $13,088 is for materials only.

“Inmates and officers will be laying the floor down,” Cofer said.

In other business, the board:

• Announced that a roads “workshop” will be scheduled next month, where the public will be invited to come ask questions and voice concerns about the state of roads in the county. The tentative date is Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. at the administration building.

Commissioner Oliver Sellers said he had been receiving a lot of calls recently and thought the workshop would be a good idea.

• Went into executive session to discuss “personnel.”