Courthouse ‘shot’ elevator will cost $150K to replace

Published 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Lincoln County/Brookhaven Government Complex needs a new elevator and it’ll cost about $150,000 to replace it, County Administrator Daniel Calcote said Monday during the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors meeting.

“[County Engineer] Ryan [Holmes] got the specs for replacing it and it came to about $150,000,” Calcote said. “The elevator is original to the building, which was built in like 1979 or something.”

When District 3’s Nolan Williamson asked if just the motor needed replacing, Calcote answered by saying, “That thing [the elevator] is shot. The motor is the main thing, but hopefully we can keep everything that’s working.”

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The board agreed to approve advertising for bids to replace the elevator.

“We’ve been patching it for awhile, but it’s probably all going to have to be replaced,” Calcote added.

In other business, supervisors approved the following:

• Board minutes from Jan. 11 and Jan. 17

• Payroll dockets from Chancery Clerk items and regular items

• Accounts payable dockets from Chancery Clerk items and regular items

• Culvert replacement in District 4

• Personnel reports for Richard Green, Jack Allen, Jamira Torrence and Thomas Cody Bealer

• Acknowledgment of candidates for election commissioner petitions, Denise White and Janice Haley

• Acknowledgment of the order from Lincoln County Circuit Court regarding Melenie Greene’s position

• Bid from Cobb Construction as the lowest bidder for the 2020 HOME projects and execute related contracts

• Declaring certain sheriff’s vehicles as surplus inventory and transferring them to the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors. “The transmission is bad in one and the engine is bad in the other, so they plan to put it all together to make one that works,” Sheriff Steve Rushing explained.

The next meeting for the Board of Supervisors is Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.