The rain this year, and just in the last 20 days, has slowed the grand unveiling of the Grimes County Justice Center.
County Building and Maintenance manager Al peeler gave an update at Wednesday’s commissioner’s court meeting that they have pushed the opening back another month.
“September 17th, that is what we have forecasted right now. We have had 149 rain days since the start of this project. Today is the 21st of July, and we have had 10 rain days already this month. So, we need a dry period,” said Peeler.
Despite the rain, the interior work has been able to progress. That includes flooring, sheet rock, and a whole host of things they could not do until the HVAC was installed.
But, he says they have had another, bigger issue out there, even outside of the rain.
“If you have no reason, or you have not come to me, stay out of there. I have had elected officials, county employees, just wandering around the building. Collier has made a point now, that if it has not been approved, and they see it, they are just going to shut the site down, and charge us for the day,” said Peeler.
“We have to stay out of there. We are in the middle of flooring, sealing, it is hazardous, it is a construction zone. We will see it when the time comes.”
Peeler added in his update that they have installed doors, and gotten them all keyed.