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Law Enforcement Center roof is assessed for repairs on leaks

For more than a decade, there have been reports of leaks in the roof of the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center.

After all these years, such problems persist.

Workers with Thomson Roofing Co. climbed atop the building a few days ago to assess just how bad the problem is and determine what can be done about it.

In the past, county maintenance workers made numerous repairs.

Now the problem has reached the ears of county commissioners. Even though it was an inherited problem, commissioners say it's time something was done to alleviate it.

Another dilemma confronting them is how much money it might cost to have those repairs made.

It could turn out that the county would get the work done at no cost because the roof still is under warranty by Firestone.

On the flip side of the coin, there also is the possibility that the county could have to pay something toward the repairs.

Commissioner Paul McCorkle said he feels it's a problem that should have been addressed many years ago.

"If it's been going that many years, that problem shouldn't be a problem today; it should have already been taken care of years ago," Mr. McCorkle said.

As soon as local roofing workers have completed their assessment, they are supposed to get in touch with county officials so that a decision can be reached.



Web posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010













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