Meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 21, in Taylorville Courthouse, the Christian County Board approved a plan to move things around in the Christian County Circuit Clerk’s office on the first floor of the Courthouse. The move will make an area in the northwest corner of the building a records area and all personnel will be moved into the office on the southwest corner.
In order to make the switch, the rolling file system in the southwest office will be moved into the northwest room. This extra space will allow for all office employees to be in the same location. Julie Mayer, Circuit Clerk, told the board she has six full-time and a part-time person in the south office and 3 full-time people in the north room.
Cost of the move, which will be done by the company which installed the rolling system, is estimated at $6,500. There will be some support work on the framing of the north office to hold the extra weight. Courthouse maintenance people Bill Kennedy and Zach Hicks will fabricate and install the supports with the help of the highway department. Total cost of the project is not to exceed $7,500.
Bids for handling the county’s roll-off recycling containers for 2014 came in higher than expected. Midstate Salvage bid $344 per pull compared to the current price of $205 per pull. The company agreed to do the work in January for the old price. County Solid Waste Director Joe Stepping is researching other possibilities for the program.
Approval was given for the purchase of two Pana properties for a cost of $660 each.Donald Spracklen purchased one of the parcels at 801 E. Third St. The second, purchased by Harry Grening, is the old elevator property between Third and Fourth Streets on Oak.
The meeting adjourned shortly before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.