BEATRICE – One of two buildings purchased by Gage County north of the sheriff’s office, has been demolished.
A private home along Washington Street was torn down, Tuesday. Next to it, the county is turning the former Buss Stop liquor store and fueling station, into an evidence storage facility for county law enforcement.
Gage County now owns nearly the entire block where the sheriff’s office is located. Building and Grounds Supervisor, Dave Jones, says roof work will also get underway at the nearby County Veterans’ Service office. The county selected James Pittman Construction.
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The roof work will cost $5,300. Three bids were obtained.
Meanwhile, Jones says exterior restoration will resume on the historic county courthouse.
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Jones says the condition of the north exterior of the building is good and will not likely need much attention. The final restoration work will be done on the east-northeast side of the courthouse and the building’s tower and chimney.
Plans are to also add a few security cameras along the east side of the courthouse. The Gage County Board this year approved a new security camera system which allows units to be added, where needed.
The Gage County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.