Courthouse Improvements Set

March 18, 2012

The fourth and final phase of an energy efficiency improvement project at the Marshall County Courthouse in Moundsville will begin on Monday.

This phase will involve the installation of some 120 windows on the building and the Court Avenue annex. New windows will not be installed on the north side of building since plans are to build an annex adjacent to that side.

The window project is expected to take some four weeks, depending on the weather.

A section of Court Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Street will be closed during the project.

The three previous improvements, aimed at making the facility more energy efficient, have been boiler replacements, new lighting throughout the building, and placing insulation and stripping around all the doors.

The total cost of the entire project is some $700,000, of which $170,000 is coming from an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, and $80,000 from a Courthouse Facilities Improvement Grant. The Marshall County Commission has been earmarking money for the county's share during the past few years.

According to county Administrator Betsy Frohnapfel, it is estimate that over the next 15 years savings in utility bills will be some $450,000, which is the county's share of the project.  Read more about this story in the March 18 edition of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register