New jail roof on county agenda

First Posted: 8/2/2014

LUMBERTON — Members of the Robeson County Board of Commissioners will discuss the need for a new roof to be placed on the county jail when they meet Monday.

Leroy Scott, the county’s Public Buildings director, is scheduled to appear before the commissioners to provide an update on the ongoing roofing project. A new roof for the jail has been needed for more than two years.

Late last month, the commissioners agreed to have a roofing manufacturing company examine the roof of the county jail and estimate how much it will cost to have the roof repaired. They also authorized that the bidding process on the work move forward.

Scott has told the commissioners that the cost of a new roof for the 25-year-old building could exceed $900,000.

According to the meeting agenda, the commissioners on Monday will also:

— Get an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation on plans to acquire the right-of-ways for a roundabout at Water Street and West Elizabethtown Road between Fifth and Eighth streets in Lumberton.

— Hear a presentation from Stacey Prevatte concerning the March of Dimes.

— Hear from state Rep. Charles Graham about the N.C. State Park proposal for use of some of the property formerly part of the N.C. Indian Cultural Center.

— Recognize Johna Edwards, Miss North Carolina 2013.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ room of the county administration building on North Elm Street.