Wednesday, October 5, 2022
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Overton Commission Approves Ambulance Service Roof Repair Bid

Overton County Commission has approved a bid for roof repair at the Ambulance Services building.

Budget Committee Chair Darwin Clark said the work will include new shingles and lining. He said the roof is original to when the building was built in the 80s.

“Most of the work has been done inside trying to keep it occupied for our ambulances and places for our people to sleep,” Clark said. “It just got to leaking and we’ve had so many storms over the last few years that it finally took a toll on it.”

Clark said the $27,500 project will be funded through ARP dollars. Barring weather or other unforeseen circumstances, Clark said work is set to begin in the next two weeks. Once begun, work should be completed within two days.

Clark said the roof should have been fixed years ago but funds were not available for the project.

“The ambulance service plays an integral part in transporting all our folks in the county and also plays an integral part in transporting COVID patients,” “So we were able to work with Ben the County Executive and got it cleared through the state that COVID money could be used for that.”