CLARION – With do the job scheduled to commence in the coming months and later on this fall, Clarion County officials earlier this 7 days locked in a number of contracts related to a renovation challenge at the Clarion County Courthouse.
At their meeting Tuesday early morning, Commissioners Ted Tharan, Wayne Brosius and Ed Heasley unanimously accepted a deal and bids for painting and installing new carpeting inside of the major courtroom.
“We been given three bids,” Tharan stated of the carpet set up, noting that bids ranging from $11,197 to $17,500 were submitted by REA Jobber Inc., McMillen’s Carpet Outlet and the Carpet Barn all of Clarion.
Pointing out that close to 3,500 sq. ft of new carpeting will be desired for the big courtroom situated on the 2nd ground of the courthouse, the commissioners formally acknowledged the most affordable bid of $11,197 submitted by REA Jobber.
A contract was then approved with Gravatt Painting & Solutions Inc. of Franklin to put together and paint the courtroom’s walls at a cost of $7,850.
In addition to the new carpeting and paint, Tharan spelled out that the courtroom renovation venture also contains the installation of new Cherry wooden benches and rails, as perfectly as a new audio method. The audio technique will be funded by a point out PCCD grant by the Courts.
“The get the job done will be completed in August and November,” he said, detailing that while most of the renovations will take position this summer season, a hold off with the new padded benches will push that aspect of the undertaking again until finally late this drop.
“They’re actually nice,” Tharan said of the new benches, noting, nevertheless, that the courtroom’s current benches will be taken off in August when the new carpet is put in and the painting is done. “We’ll be making use of chairs briefly.”
Searching to the long term, Tharan even more explained that extra renovation jobs are nevertheless on tap at the courthouse, together with function to the restrooms on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.
“There are a whole lot of strategies,” he stated.
In other business at the July 13 conference, the commissioners licensed the dispersement of an additional spherical of COVID-19 Hospitality Marketplace Recovery System (CHIRP) funding to five additional Clarion County places to eat.
The hottest grant recipients include Evermoore’s Restaurant in New Bethlehem ($15,000), Daddy’s Key Street of Clarion ($20,000), Cozumel Mexican Cafe & Cantina of Clarion ($20,000), the Washington Residence of Fryburg ($20,000) and Burning Embers of Cook Forest ($20,000).
In accordance to Tharan, the county nevertheless has all-around $30,000 left in CHIRP funding that will be dispersed amongst corporations in the hospitality market that were being most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Northwest Commission was responsible for overseeing the CHIRP grant allocations for Clarion, Jefferson, Venango and Warren counties.
“The Northwest Fee did a fantastic occupation in managing our CHIRP money,” Tharan stated.
• A 3-calendar year arrangement was accredited between the county and Clarion Borough for the leasing of five parking passes for the Liberty Road Municipal Parking Whole lot to be made use of by District Legal professional employees associates at a cost of $750.
• The commissioners also permitted a contract with IA Design to pave the parking great deal found concerning Madison Highway and North Jefferson Position in the vicinity of the courthouse at a expense of $24,249.
• Also approved was Clarion County’s 2021 PHARE application for the county’s Emergency Shelter and Rental Assistance (ESRA) undertaking in the amount of money of $50,000.