Arts Council and Historical Society building slated for renovations
ELKTON — The county council is considering a bill that would increase the funding available to renovate the building that houses the Historical Society and Arts Council.
“There is $180,000 budgeted in the (capital improvement plan) for this project, but engineer and construction estimates are $234,000,” County Director of Administration Al Wein told the council Tuesday.
The public will be able to comment Sept. 20 on a proposed budget transfer of $61,011 from a facilities maintenance capital projects fund to cover the increased cost of the project.
The bill was introduced Tuesday night and will be scheduled for a vote Oct. 4.
The proposed transfers come from leftover funds from three completed capital projects, including courthouse sally port, courthouse phase II and courthouse roof.
“With the budget transfer, we will feel comfortable bidding this now,” Wein said.
The renovation project calls for re- moving 38 single-pane, uninsulated wood windows and replacing them with double-pane insulated windows, remove old roof and install new roof and remove and replace damaged sec- tions of soffits and trim.
The Arts Council and Historical Society share space in a countyowned building at 135 E. Main Street in Elkton.
A bill being considered by the county council would increase the amount of funding available to the building in Elkton that houses the Cecil County Arts Council and the Historical Society.