In Dec. 17 Issue
Dr. James Monin offered a land swap to the Russell County Property Development Board.
He told the board he would trade 7-tenths of an acre adjacent to the parking areas at the new judicial center for the property where the jail is.
Monin said this would provide more parking closer to the courts' building and save the cost of tearing down the old jail which he would use for storage.
County Judge-Executive Mickey Garner said the jail property belongs to the fiscal court.
"Or I'd be happy to sell the property to you for whatever the appraisal is," Monin offered.
Danny Hopper, with the Administrative Office of the Courts, the controlling agency in the new courts' building construction, said they would look at the doctor's offer.
The board went on to discuss other issues related to property lines and parking lots before delving into the bills and change orders.
Over $366,000 in construction bills were approved, as well as other payments.
The board also approved the addition of about $100,000 to change from shingled roofing to metal. Another $8,900 was added to the project for additional security measures.
January 11th was set as the date for the next meeting of the board.