The Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority has dispersed $1.68 million in grants to repair state judicial buildings throughout the state.
Randolph Count received $100,000 in grant funding to replace the original clay tile roof, and County Commission President Michael Taylor said the funding will cover part of the project. The initial project will replace the roof on one half of the building, and officials said another grant application will be submitted to repair the remainder.
“We were fortunate enough that we received the maximum amount of $100,000 towards that project. That won’t cover—that will cover about a third of the cost of one half of the roof. The roof that’s on there, to my knowledge, is the original roof that was put on when the courthouse was first built,” said Taylor.
Last year, more than $45,000 worth of emergency repairs were done to the roof. The Commission will be accepting bids for the project beginning March 15.