The Hood County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the funding of roof upgrades on the Ralph H. Walton Jr. Justice Center during a regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 22.
With Hood County Judge Ron Massingill absent during the meeting, Precinct 4 Commissioner Dave Eagle served as judge pro tem.
County Maintenance Director Jay Riley explained the roof on the justice center is 17 years old and is starting to experience the loss of roofing granules.
“If we do this project, it will give us 10 more years on this roof,” Riley said. “Basically, what it is, it's a Teflon-type coating. We may make a few repairs, but we're not going to rip the roof off.”
Riley added the repairs will only include the flat roof, not the metal roof.
“It's a relatively inexpensive extension to the life of the roof,” said Precinct 1 Commissioner Kevin Andrews. “I think it's a very responsible thing to do. I think it's a good move.”
The court unanimously approved the Ralph H. Walton Jr. Justice Center roof upgrades. Funding for the project will be paid out of Fund 55 and will not exceed $120,000.