In Feb. 12 Issue
The Russell County Property Development Board reviewed new drawings of the planned Judicial Center Monday afternoon.
A design error, which crept in when the roof was changed to a peaked design, was corrected in the new plan, and handicapped access was added.
The change will reportedly save some money by removing about 5 feet from the height of the building.
The board was also told that based on present estimates the project was about $1million over budget.
Not all of the board was pleased with the visual effect of changing the amount of "cast stone" decorating the front of the building and the squaring-off of the previously rounded portico on the building.
Two on the board, Tony Kerr and Mickey Garner, asked if the process could be sped up. The architect as well as the representative from the Administrative Office of the Courts were not encouraging, saying that they would need the coming two months to finish with all the construction specifications and plans before they could begin advertising for bids to build the facility.
In the end the board agreed to a lunch meeting on the 20th of the month to see if they could agree on the revised drawings, as well as begin picking out some of the details for the project.