Scott County Commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday that the first renovation project on county-owned buildings, remodeling the Scott County Judicial Building, began Monday.
Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner, said the Judicial Building was built in 1978.
"The only improvements to the building since then have been minor upgrades to the clerk's office and judge's office," Burger said. "There hasn't been anything else done to it at all. It's time: this is major facelift."
Work at the Judicial Building is being done by Quad G Construction of Chaffee.
Also now in progress is a project that will connect the courthouse to a recently purchased building on South Winchester across the street.
On Nov. 15, commissioners awarded the contract to bore under South Winchester and run telecommunications lines between the courthouse and auxiliary building to the lowest of four bidders, Hi-Tech Communications of Sikeston, which offered to do the job for $7,500.
The boring was completed Wednesday, although "there's still nothing inside the boring tubes," Burger said.
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