Arts Coun­cil and His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety build­ing slated for ren­o­va­tions

Cecil Whig - - OBITUARIES & REGIONAL - cmat­tix@ce­cil­whig.com By CH­ERYL MATTIX

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.

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

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.

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