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Courthouse annex starts taking shape

April 16, 2012
By Joe Hoover - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Tucker County Commissioner Mike Rosenau announced recently that work on the courthouse annex is making good progress.

He said the future form of the annex is finally becoming apparent.

"You can see where the floors are going to be, and the community can actually see what it will look like when it's finished," Rosenau said during Wednesday's County Commission meeting.

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Workers make progress on the Tucker County Courthouse Annex last week.

Ground was broken on the project in September 2011. When finished, it will be a four-story structure, and it will provide secure parking and office space for county officials.

It also will house a courtroom, circuit clerk area, vault, meeting and holding rooms, a judge's chamber and a jury room.

Rosenau said he is excited to see progress continue.

"Our courthouse has needed this for years," he said. "It will make a big difference."

In other business, the commission approved a letter stating its support for the St. George Medical Clinic's upcoming grant application.

In the letter, Commission President James "Tom" Carr wrote, "The need for medical service is great for the residents of the county.

"Maintaining the St. George Medical Clinic's community health center grant would help reduce the health disparities that distress Tucker County.

"On behalf of the Tucker County Commission, I would like to express our support for your application to continue your federal Community Health Center funding."

The letter will be included in St. George's grant application as evidence of its many contributions to the community.

Tucker County Community Corrections Director Dustin Luzier also provided the commission with an update about the North Central Community Corrections, including savings from the previous nine months.

The total amount saved, which included community service plus regional jail fee savings, was $265,770.85.

Also worth noting, only four of the NCCC's 42 total offenders were re-entries to the program, he said.

In other business, Tucker County Commission took the following action:

Approved the Telephone System Service Agreement.

Approved first and final settlements

Approved erroneous assessment

Approved payments

Set a levy meeting for April 17 to adopt levy rates.



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