The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Phase 2 of Courthouse project approved

Van Wert independent/submitted information

Phase 2 of the Van Wert County Courthouse painting project will begin next week, following awarding of a bid on the project this week by the County Board of Commissioners.

The 8-foot-tall statue of Lady Justice was refurbished and gilded as part of the recent Van Wert County Courthouse exterior renovation project. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)
The 8-foot-tall statue of Lady Justice was refurbished and gilded as part of the first phase of a Van Wert County Courthouse exterior renovation project completed last year. Phase 2 is beginning next week. (VW independent file photo)

The project will include repainting the north, west, and east sides of the Courthouse. The commissioners recently awarded a contract to E. Lee Construction Inc. of Delphos, which submitted the low bid of $57,700.

The commissioners received the company’s work schedule on Tuesday, which noted that work is to begin Monday, May 4, and finish up by Friday, June 5, weather permitting.

Workers will be power washing, spray painting and using heavy equipment throughout the project. The commissioners said E. Lee Construction is recommending that streets beside the Courthouse, parking spots beside the Courthouse and the first two rows of parking behind the Courthouse be kept clear.

Other options for parking include the jail lot, as well as lots on Central Avenue.

Also, the back door of the Courthouse may not be accessible at times, since there will be heavy equipment operating and scaffolding up, and, except in an emergency, Courthouse employees and patrons will only be able to use the front doors until work is completed.

POSTED: 04/30/15 at 7:25 am. FILED UNDER: News