By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
Repair work will now proceed on the roof of the Seward County Courthouse.
County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept the lone bid from local company Cox Construction to fix a portion of the courthouse.
Administrator April Warden said the county advertised for bids on the project, and the Cox bid came in at nearly $29,000.
The work on the project will include removing ceiling tile and metal framing on the east side of the courthouse and removing single glaze windows on top of the lower east side.
Following that, pressure treated lumber will be installed to raise the height of the windows to the existing roof height and to an existing steel beam on top of the windows to provide an anchor for the new windows.
Cox Construction will be handling the windows on the project. A bid for work on the roof had previously been awarded to White’s Roofing of Liberal.
“We talked with White’s Roofing, and they came up with this solution,” said commissioner Jim Rice. “I think this is money well spent for future reduced maintenance.”
Warden said White’s had held off on starting the project so the county could get the windows bid out.
“If you accept the bid for the windows, they’ll work together on the project to make sure it’s done right,” she said to the commission.