Emergency resolution passed for repairs to building
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday passed an emergency resolution that will allow for repairs and cleanup following a May 17 fire in their building.
Sparks from demolition of an adjacent building ignited the commissioners’ office building at 14 N. Main St.
The second-floor meeting room and two offices sustained “extensive water damage,” County Administrator John Hart said Thursday.
Other areas sustained smoke damage, he said.
Crews from ServiceMaster have been on site attending to the building’s immediate needs. The roof received a temporary patch.
“We’re going to have to replace the entire roof,” Hart said.
The emergency resolution will allow the commissioners to obtain quotes for work from contractors with whom they have worked previously. They will not be required to put the project to bid.
The repairs will be paid for up front, then reimbursed by the insurance company for the contractor working on the adjacent building, according to Hart.
The work should be completed in two to three months, he said.
Damage caused some employees to be relocated to satellite sites temporarily, although the office building is open to the public for normal business.