Belmont County Courthouse in Need of Repairs, Comes With $1 Million Price Tag
ST. CLAIRSVILLE -
The Belmont County Courthouse is starting to show its age and is in need of some preventative care.
The building is well over 100 years old, and the repairs aren't major, but the Belmont County Commissioners are being proactive in an effort to avoid major damages in the future.
"We need to do a number of things; first, we need to properly clean the sandstone building; number two, in that there are numerous cracks crevices, holes, call them what you want to call it, that will need some mortar to seal up the building to where we won't have water issues," said Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas.
The cost for the repairs come with a price tag in the area of $1 million, and shouldn't cost the residents in Belmont County a penny, because nearly $1 million of Ohio casino revenue comes to the county and goes straight into a facility fund, which is used for this purpose.
Any additional money that may be needed can be drawn from funds the county receives from natural gas payments.