By Matt Gardner
The Appling County Board of Commissioners held a called meeting on Monday, April 9 to discuss the Appling County Health Department Building that has many issues, including the need for a new roof over the older half of the building that was built around 1950. Two rooms in the old half of the building has had to be shut off due to the condition of the roof and possibility of collapse. There have also been concerns with mold and the lack of insulation in the outside walls. The cost of the repairs needed for the building is estimated to be $150.000.00 or more. After a lengthy discussion the commissioners decided to get estimates of the cost to replace the building to evaluate if it would be more economical to replace rather than make the costly repairs that may not solve the problems due to trouble with the foundation.
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