Monday morning Jamie Giguere, Project Manager from Midwest Maintenance gave the Marshall County Commissioners a progress report on the Courthouse project. 

Giguere said they are in the final stage of hooking up the sprinkler system.  He said that work should be completed by the end of the month with testing the system.  The carpentry and structural work on the interior should be finished by the end of October although, Giguere said there could be a hang-up on some of the steel components such as the ladders.

On the exterior work, there a two big stones on the west side of the courthouse were removed and they had a hard time such big pieces but they have located a replacement but they won’t arrive until November and the weather will be too cold to set them.  It’s anticipated that they will reset the stones in May 2022.

Commissioner Overmyer asked about removing the upper portions of the scaffolding and Giguere told them Brian Stull from Stull Woodworks in Ohio was here last week to get measurements from the wood components at the very top of the clock tower.  He will be replacing those pieces yet this fall and then the scaffolding will be removed down to the clocks.  Giguere estimated the second or third week in November to remove the upper scaffolding. 

The remaining scaffolding will remain in place over the winter, but the planks will be removed because they are not rated for the snow load.  Midwest maintenance should be off site by the end of November, and they will return in May to complete the project by July.  Plans are in the making for the courthouse’s 150th anniversary celebration.