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County Commission Approves $292,000 for New Furniture

At its February 14 meeting, the Putnam County Commission opened bids from Capital Interiors of Charleston and Tri-State Office Furniture, also of Charleston, for furniture for the new Sheriff’s facility and Day Report Office. The Commission approved Tri-State’s bid of $291,827.86 for the Sheriff’s facility and $20,326.74 for Day Report. Capital Interior submitted bids of $410,355.09 and $17,473.53.

In an unrelated bid submission, the Commission approved bids of $132,199.00 for masonry restoration and $20,166.00 for gutter work from Buckeye Construction Restoration. The commission identified Buckeye as the low bidder at its January 31 meeting but chose to review bid details before acting.

The Commission approved awarding $30,000 to the Putnam County Gun Club. Club president Michael Thompson informed the Commission that $45,000 would be needed to raise the backstop at the Liberty Range by 15-20 additional feet. Thompson said that legal expenses had swallowed up funds that had been allocated for the project.

In other business, the Commission appointed Charity Fellure to the DAEA Board, Jeff Losh to the Community Criminal Justice Board, and William Craver to the Putnam County Development Authority.
Commissioner Steve Deweese reported that the Hurricane High School Honor Society will be assisting Putnam Parks and Recreation by supplying support at 8-10 events in the coming year.

Kelli Steele of the Putnam County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau informed the commissioners that PCCVB anticipates to receive a 15% increase in revenue.

The next scheduled commission meeting will be Tuesday, February 28.

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