Monday, January 11, 2010

Committee Recommends Voting Precinct Upgrades

Putnam County's fiscal review committee has recommended spending up to ten thousand dollars to bring several voting precincts in the county up to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. County maintenance director Dennis McBroom says that he expects the cost of the improvements to be in the range of seven thousand dollars, but says the cost of rebar and concrete change on an almost daily basis. Many of the upgrades involve paving a handicapped accessible parking space at various community centers which serve was polling places. The money for the improvements would come from the county's fund balance -- if the expenditure gains approval from the full county commission next week.