The historical Jackson County Courthouse is currently having two challenges involving the roof area. The commissioners have been discussing both issues for some months now and they may seem confusing from time-to-time. Issue number one is the actual roofing material on the top of the building. Issue two involves the fascia, or decorative brick along the front of the top edge of the building. The roof (issue one) is actually leaking when it rains. The roof has a rubber-type of membrane under the roofing material to help prevent leaks. This technique is used on flat or nearly flat roof structures. Phil Burk was the design architect for the installation of the current roof. Issue two could have been caused by aging of the cement that holds the fascia up, or by weathering, since the fascia fell during the ice storm. Or it may be a combination of both factors.
During the officer's reports during this meeting, Commissioner Dale Dunn asked Commissioner Cary Carrell about the progress on the courthouse roof (issue one). Carrell said that before actual work is done on the roof, the contractor will take photos of the existing roof and the membrane. Carrell will be speaking with Phil Burk on the matter. Burk is also involved in issue number two, in that his office is working on a scope of work for the fascia repair. These two projects will be completed with two separate bid processes.
Also in officer's reports, it was announced that the Assessor's Office will be closed Aug. 10 through Aug. 13. The staff will be attending an educational conference in Tulsa.
The commissioners approved the supplemental appropriations for the month of July.
There was no new business, public participation or vendor participation items.
The claims were all approved. The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.