NewsJuly 1, 2024
Dille Pollard Architecture wins bid to assess and repair structural damage at Bollinger County Courthouse, currently causing court proceedings to be held at Marble Hill City Hall.
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Bollinger County officials are seeking quotes for an assessment of structural damage to the county's historic courthouse. Since last summer, court proceedings and other county government business have been conducted at other locations.
Bollinger County officials are seeking quotes for an assessment of structural damage to the county's historic courthouse. Since last summer, court proceedings and other county government business have been conducted at other locations.File

Bollinger County Commissioners recently approved a request for a quote from Dille Pollard Architecture to assess structural damage at the Bollinger County Courthouse.

Other companies bidding included Treanor, Peckham Architecture and Design Alliance Architects. Commissioners Chad Hulver and Tim Shelby both voted in favor of accepting a bid from Dille Pollard. Presiding commissioner Leo Arnzen was absent from the meeting.

Following the assessment, according to county clerk Brittany Howard, Dille Pollard will provide the commission with a report on how much it will cost to repair. Michael Pollard and Brett Dille with the architecture firm discussed the courthouse situation with the commission at the end of the meeting.

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With the courthouse in disrepair, court proceedings have been held at Marble Hill City Hall. The city's Ward 2 alderman Roger Lynch met with the commission to propose a rental agreement between the court and the city to use the space. The county has been using the space for free, and the rental agreement is still being negotiated.

Commissioners also approved an offer from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to purchase five Glen Allen properties affected by the Aug. 2023 flood. According to Howard, the USDA initially offered to purchase homes that were damaged by flooding but has since expanded the program due to the town being largely inaccessible during flooding, potentially blocking residents from leaving and personnel from entering.

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