Timeline in put for new Cherokee County Courthouse

A new Cherokee County Courthouse will be constructed on what currently is the East Main Street campus of Centre's First Baptist Church.

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.