Courthouse opening anticipated in mid-summer
The May Town Council Meeting brought good news from the Clay County Communities Revitalization Association Courthouse Committee. The building renovations are almost complete and they are shooting for a July opening.
Paul Price said the group has 47 days until the projected completion date of July 1. "Our general contractor Robert Penland and his crew are working diligently to keep us on schedule," Price said. The generosity of Ron Beal along with many other donations and fund-raisers has allowed the courthouse to be completed.
An article submitted by the committee for this week's newspaper provides more details; however, these are the highlights:
• All sheetrock has been installed.
• Tongue and groove ceilings are completed on both floors.
• Interior painting will begin this week.