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Commission approves bid for new BOE roof

The Dallas County Commission approved a bid for the construction of a new roof for the Dallas County Board of Education building at Monday evening’s Dallas County Commission meeting.

District 4 Dallas County Commissioner Larry Nickles took a moment to address the three commissioner-elects that were present for Monday’s Meeting: Connel Town, District 1; Vivian Rogers, District 3; and Jan Justice, District 4.

Nickles opined the three incoming commissioners might be curious as to why the Dallas County Commission would vote to purchase a roof for the Dallas County Board of Education building.

Dallas County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Jimmy Nunn explained that, per state law, a county commission must provide an office space for the county Board of Education.

“This roof is in bad condition,” said Nunn. “Putting [a new roof on the building] is really, really needed.”

According to Nunn, leaks in the existing roof have rendered a portion of the building unusable.

The bid for the new roof was awarded to Old South Construction Company for $62,960.