Supervisors to meet Thursday

Published 11:03 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors will review proposals for repainting the county’s courthouse during its monthly meeting Thursday night.

In late July, supervisors agreed the courthouse not only needed repainting, but other maintenance as well. The only real question was how much to spend on the project. The county requested bids but received only one back for $46,000, a figure some members said was too high.

The board discussed the situation further at its September meeting, focusing on what it might do regarding other courthouse maintenance issues. During that meeting, County Administrator Tracy Gee said she had looked into hiring Facility Dude — now known as Dude Solutions — which offers cloud-based operations management software and other services to help with maintenance scheduling.

However, Gee said that while the county no longer has a full-time person to oversee courthouse maintenance, she believed the cost of hiring Dude Solutions would be better spent in-house on county employees.

Other items on Thursday’s agenda include:

• reports from the Lunenburg County School Board, Virginia Department of Transportation and county departments;

• a look at financing options for the county’s debt service;

• information regarding voting credentials for the Virginia Association of Counties’ annual meeting;

• consideration of a request from York County in support of a meals tax;

• reports on community development and grants, and solid waste management and landfill liaison activity; and

• an update from Gee regarding the Piedmont Regional Jail Authority.

Thursday’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the General District Courtroom of the Lunenburg Courts Building in Lunenburg and is open to the public.