Christian Fiscal Court approved several things at Tuesday morning’s meeting, including the final payments for the Alhambra Theatre reroofing project.
The final two payments for the reroofing were approximately $173,000 and $52,800 and Magistrate Darrell Gustafson says the job is complete and the company did a good job.
Magistrates also approved a pay request of about $36,900 to pay for other renovations at the theatre. Gustafson says the renovations are coming close to being complete, and the theatre should be ready to open in time for the Hoptown HopFest.
Court approved a contract through the Pennyrile Area Development District for a grant to go towards Trilogy Center for Women, which Ashley Johnson says will go towards paying for staffing.
In other action, magistrates approved a bid with Southwest Communications from Decatur, Alabama for $318,000 to complete installation of a security system at the Christian County Jail. Jailor Brad Boyd says the company that started the work was unable to complete it, and this company was the only one to put forth a bid due to the complicated nature of the technological work.
Gustafson says the price is the same as the original agreed upon price, so tax payers aren’t losing money.
Due to a change in state policy, commissary funds at local jails can now be used to pay for safety and security projects, along with efforts that benefit inmates.