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County Commission continues to pursue solutions to courthouse exterior coating problem

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Saline County commissioners have been examining the coating on the bottom portion of the courthouse since its renovation. And next week, they plan to meet with representatives from Septagon Construction to discuss the problem.

"The coating, especially on the east side of the courthouse, but the coating on the lower part of the courthouse has never been as satisfactory as it should be," Presiding Commissioner Tom Stallings noted.

The courthouse underwent an extensive $3 million renovation in 2010, and a coating was applied to sandstone surfaces of the structure. Inside, some offices may have difficulty staying warm as there are reported problems with radiators that were also installed at that time. Commissioners hope to discuss the issues next Wednesday morning.

Little regular business was discussed. The County Clerk's Office is awaiting certification of election results from the state. A possible recount of votes for Saline County Treasurer won't be implemented until that certification is received.

The next regular meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Commissioners will not be available on Monday, Nov. 19, or Tuesday, Nov. 20, as they'll be attending a conference out of town.

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The coating on sandstone needs to be a cement based coating for maximum adhestion; similar to the coating placed on the limestone on the Slater School several years ago. It is still on there.

-- Posted by Condor on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 11:52 AM

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