By CLINT FOSTER
PALO PINTO Palo Pinto County Commissioners Court moved one step closer to repairing the the roof of Mineral Wells’ Poston’s Building when they decided what material should be used in a regular court session on Monday morning.
In a 3-1 vote, the court decided that metal should be used to replace the roof rather than foam. Palo Pinto County Director of Public Works David McDonald will now seek quotes from four contractors to determine which will be best to replace the roof. He said the county plans to cover all expenses, so long as they total less than $50,000.
“We’re just trying to decide what to do and waiting for all the storms to get over with,” he said.
The Poston’s Building -- which serves as Mineral Wells’ Palo Pinto County Courthouse Annex. and houses the precinct’s Justice of the Peace had its roof damaged in a hail storm last year.
“There’s a lot of hail damage going around Mineral Wells right now,” McDonald said.
Before the court agreed on a material for the roof, McDonald had just been getting general quotes for repairs with various different materials. Now that metal has been determined as the route the county will take, McDonald can get a more concrete estimate.
He said he personally supported the court’s decision to use metal because it is the most durable option. He added that when he recently had some home repairs, he made the same decision.
“I just had my [roof] done. I went with metal,” he said.
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