Upgrades on the way to City-County Building
OHIO COUNTY, W. Va. —
Some major security upgrades are coming to the City-County Building in Wheeling.
The front entrance of the building will be renovated from a $100.000 grant from the Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority.
"The max amount you can get for a grant is $100,000 and we are very fortunate in getting that award for this year,” said County Commissioner Tim McCormick.
Ohio County Commissioner Tim McCormick said their goal is to make the front entrance of the City-County Building on Chapline Street more secure while still maintaining access to the Wheeling Police Department for emergencies.
"There's an outside window that gives access to Wheeling Police Department,” McCormick said. “What we want to do is turn that into a door because then we can lock the other doors. Folks will still have access to (Wheeling Police) but we will be able to secure the rest of the building by locking the other doors.”
The total cost of the project is $175,000.
The grant will cover most of that, but commissioners said the extra $75,000 is taken care of.
"That will come out of the capital improvements line item, it's called the CCBNC for this building itself,” McCormick said.
He said some of the grant money will also be used to increase security at a nearby building.
"We're also going to use some monies across the alley with AEP to help dress up the lobby over there, also,” McCormick said.
McCormick said the improvements should start this summer.