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County Commissioners Approve Courthouse Addition Floor Plan

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14The Russell County Commissioners finalized and approved the floor plan and exterior and interior elevation plans for the Courthouse addition at their meeting Monday.

A site plan for additional parking was previously approved a couple months ago.

Aside from several small interior decisions yet to be made - such as carpeting, cabinetry and paint colors - Commissioner Brad Zweifel says finalizing the plans now keeps the building of the addition on schedule. If all goes as planned, they hope to break ground in August.

Zweifel says one of the main concerns he has heard from Russell County citizens is how will the exterior appearance of the new addition compare to the current building.

CLICK HERE to view the approved floor plan.

Also Monday, the Commissioners approved the purchase of a new ambulance for Russell County EMS.

That price is around $160,000. Delivery of the new ambulance is expected to be sometime in October.

Zweifel says the Commissioners purchased a new backhoe as well.

Another item addressed Monday included election canvassing for the April 1 election. No results of any of the races or questions were changed.

A couple contracts were also renewed at the meeting. The agreement between Russell and Ellsworth Counties to share the services of Emergency Manager Keith Haberer was renewed as well as County Health Nurse Paula Bitter's contract for two years.

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