The Catoosa County, Ga., Board of Commissioners voted unanimously this morning to pay $742,683 to low bidder Construction Consultants, Inc., of Chattanooga, to finish phase one of renovation of the county courthouse in downtown Ringgold.
The work is to be completed in 175 days, or just under six months.
Voters approved the courthouse repairs in 2009 as part of a special purpose local option sales tax of 1 cent per $1 of sales.
Phase one renovations include building second-floor storage space on the roof of the 911 call center. The storage will be used by the Superior Court clerk's office, which has filing cabinets stacked to the ceiling.
For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...