Sep 19, 2020 8:00 PM

Commission to look over resolution for courthouse repairs

Posted Sep 19, 2020 8:00 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County Commissioners will take action on a resolution authorizing needed repairs and renovation to the courthouse during Tuesday's agenda session. 

The county was in the process of making renovations to the windows of the courthouse when several earthquakes caused damage to the building. 

The interior and exterior repairs to the courthouse are estimated to cost more than $1.1 million, including engineer services. The estimated cost of weatherization and the window replacement projects total more than $2.3 million. Insurance will pay for most of the damage to the courthouse, but that still leaves a sizable amount left to the county.

The county may choose to bond the project and keep cash reserves in place due to the uncertainty of the pandemic-driven economy.

The county hopes to open bids for the projects Sept. 24 and have contracts ready to sign in October.