AgriLife roof to be re­paired

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING - Com­piled from staff re­ports

The roof dam­age that a Travis County build­ing sus­tained dur­ing last week’s storms will be re­paired by the end of Au­gust, county of­fi­cials told com­mis­sion­ers Tues­day.

The sin­gle-story, 7-year-old build­ing on Smith Road in east­ern Travis County has a roof with an in­te­rior drain that clogged dur­ing the storms, ac­cord­ing to Roger El Khoury, di­rec­tor of the county’s fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment depart­ment.

“We’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing at this time,” he said.

County em­ploy­ees and Texas AgriLife Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice work­ers housed in the build­ing were evac­u­ated. No one was in­jured in the in­ci­dent, but the build­ing re­mains closed to the pub­lic. The em­ploy­ees are cur­rently work­ing else­where, and a tem­po­rary work space for them will be de­ter­mined.

The county’s in­surer has been no­ti­fied, and there is a $50,000 de­ductible, said Dan Man­sour, the county’s risk and ben­e­fits man­ager. Com­mis­sion­ers voted 3-0 to au­tho­rize the money, re­lo­ca­tion ser­vices and other re­lief for the prob­lem. Com­mis­sion­ers Ron Davis and Mar­garet Gómez were ab­sent.

Those try­ing to reach the ex­ten­sion ser­vice or ask ques­tions can call the main num­ber for the county’s health and hu­man ser­vices depart­ment at 854-4100, of­fi­cials said.

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