Doug Masterson from the County’s Building and Grounds Department appeared before the County Commissioners last week to update them on projects that have been completed during the first half of 2022. 

The Building and Grounds Department has replaced or repaired 5 of the 90 heat pumps in the courthouse and replaced the sidewalks on the north side of the courthouse.  All-new LED Lighting is complete in the large EMA Building on King Road and the new maintenance building on Plum Street has been sided with new electric, heating, and water installed. 

Masterson said the elevator in the museum was remodeled and passed the state inspection and two furnaces were replaced with new ones in the museum too.    Two sump pumps in the County Building were replaced and a new controller was installed, and the domestic water booster was also replaced.

The Marshall County Surveyor’s office has been remodeled with new paint, baseboard installed, new carpet, and laminate flooring in the front entrance.  New carpet for the commissioner’s room has been ordered and the carpets in the Treasurer’s office, the Probation Office, Child Support office, Prosecutor’s offices, Extension office, and breakroom have been cleaned.

Masterson said new sandstone for the County Building’s south entrance has been ordered and will be replaced soon and sidewalks for the new Maintenance building are scheduled to be installed.  The final update was the new generators which are almost complete.

Masterson said, “These were some of the bigger issues we handled the first 6 months, of course, we still have daily and weekly responsibilities we’ve taken care of too.”