The Banks County Board of Commissioners agreed in a called meeting last week to move forward with repairing the roof in the historic courthouse.
Staff will get bids for the project and then proceed. It was reported that it is an emergency situation because the roof has “huge gaping holes” and the leaks are causing other damage inside the facility.
The repairs will be funded in part from $13,000 that is already budgeted for building repairs. The remainder will come from the contingency fund.
In other business at the meeting, the BOC approved a bid from Amerigas to provide propane gas to the county. A Better Gas also bid on the project.
I would like to say I have been a Banks County bus driver for over 12 years. It is sad to say that I make the same salary now as when I first started. If you cut my pay any more I will have to get a job to pay my insurance.So what good would it do me to keep driving a bus. Please don't cut our pay because I love my job. If I didn't I would have already quit!
Why not let the minority in the county in favor of restoring the old courthouse pay for it out of their own pockets and use this money for something more sensible. I'm sure you could get a lenghty list of other options from Banks Countians whose needs far outweigh the purpose of spending (wasting) money on this most worthless project.
I hope the BOC makes a wise decision when it comes to accepting bids on the old court house roof. When you accept a bid from a local contractor, you keep the money local. That's what keeps local economy growing instead of sending our tax money out of state.