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BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors authorized the rent amount for the new District 5 voting precinct on Brame Avenue at its meeting on Monday.
Board President and District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said the county will be charging organizations in the county $200 to rent the building.
â€śItâ€™s $200, (but) if they clean it up theyâ€™ll be reimbursed $50,â€ť McKee said. â€śThey will also be charged for any damage to the building; Itâ€™s a $90,000 building and we canâ€™t afford for it to be damaged.â€ť
He said the precinct has new sheetrock, a new kitchen and new appliances. He added he hopes to host an open house at the building May 13.
The board also reviewed the fire inspection report of the Clay County Justice Court building.
Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the inspection showed a lightbulb in the emergency light for the lobby, the hallway and the records room needed to be replaced.
Berry said the building and grounds department is working to replace the bulbs this week.
The report also said there needed to be a second exit when court was in session. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said currently the only exit is a double door on the side of the courtroom and the other doors either lead to an office or to the jail cells. Scott said he would take the report under advisement.
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