Cherokee County Probate Judge/County Fee Chair Tim Burgess on Monday shared the possible timeline for the building of a new county courthouse.
The county has ordered the East Most important Avenue campus of Centre’s Initial Baptist Church. A ceremony to signal the sale agreement, and to existing to church leaders the test for payment of the property, was held Feb. 9 throughout a general public meeting in the County Commission chamber at the County Administrative Building.
The church congregation voted on Nov. 9, 2020, to offer the home for $150,000, but an formal land survey was needed prior to the transaction could be accomplished.
Burgess in a cellular phone job interview said, “The Code of Alabama demands bids for general public setting up construction contracts.”
Since the buildings on the FBC property will have to be removed, the county will acknowledge bids for the dismantling of the church buildings. The bidding process (advertising and marketing for bids, accepting and awarding of contracts) will acquire at the very least a few of months.
The genuine removing of the church properties and land preparing will possible take up to six months. (The residence handles a person total metropolis block exactly where the structures stand and a huge part of two other blocks where parking heaps are located).
While the removing system is underway, the undertaking style and design will be established and programs finalized.
The next actions would be marketing for construction bids, accepting and finding out them, then a vote to award the bid for building of the proposed courthouse.
Burgess reported he expects the actual building time will be at least 18 months, so the comprehensive job most likely will just take at minimum a few yrs.
At a Chamber of Commerce conference in 2020, Burgess stated, “The present-day courthouse is a historic constructing. Options are to renovate, modernize and repurpose the making.”
The present courthouse was finished in 1937 at a charge of $80,000. Not only is a lot more room essential in the present era, but electrical, drinking water, sewer and heating/cooling abilities call for main upgrading for protection code compliance.
FBC was established in 1844 by a smaller group of leaders of the Friendship Baptists. In the church’s 176-year heritage, there have been 4 successive structures in the identical area.
The church congregation has now moved all of its routines to its recreational outreach center situated together the Chesnut 411 East By-Move, and sooner or later will be making at the web site.
A yard sale is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 on the church’s entrance garden, at which customers and other intrigued get-togethers can acquire remaining furnishings from the church.