The Fulton County Senior Center will soon be getting a new roof.
The metal roof, which has been on the building since its construction over 20 years ago, needs to be replaced, Fulton County Judge Charles Willett told quorum court members at their March 13 meeting. The roof has been leaking for years.
Tri-State Roofing, which handled the installation of the Fulton County Courthouse's new roof, submitted the only bid. The company offered to do the work on the roof for $28,800.
Helping to cover the costs will be a $12,000 general improvement grant. There will also be $16,800 moved from the county's maintenance fund to cover the rest.
In other business:
* The quorum court appropriated $2,780 from the Circuit Court Automation Fund to the county general fund in order to buy courtroom furniture.
* The JPs learned that the sale of scrap iron, a milling machine and a lathe brought the county $8,477.86. Part of the money, $750, will go towards getting certified drivers licenses for county's road department drivers. The rest of the money was appropriated to the county's small tool account.
* The court learned the county had received a $20,900 grant for the Centerline Mapping Project. The project will map all of Fulton County. The quorum court discussed whether the county would have to take bids instead of directly paying White River Planning, which offered to complete the project for the amount of the grant.
* The court learned the county had renewed its contract with White River Regional Juvenile Detention in Batesville. The contract is based on usage and will cost what it did to hold Fulton juveniles last year. "If you have a contract, they'll take them," Willett said, adding if there is no contract, juvenile offenders goes on a waiting list for the facility.
The county will be charged $18,265 for the facility to hold juveniles from March of this year to March of 2007.
* The court learned the county will have to replace J.D. Hodges, a road grader operator.
Hodges is officially supposed to retire in September but has built up enough sick days to actually stop working around June 1, Willett said.