Gloucester County is working to preserve its historic assets, using federal grants and Capital Improvement Project funds to bring this about.
Over the next year, residents and visitors can expect to see quite a bit of work being done in and around the historic buildings throughout the court circle, a county release stated. According to Katey Legg, Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, “the extent of the work will be determined by the additional funds we can raise through grant writing and seeking donations.”
The first project, which is currently underway, involves removing the 1950s floor tiles inside the colonial courthouse, a process that includes asbestos remediation. New vinyl tile flooring to mimic the original wood flooring in the building and new carpeting around the board’s dais (platform) will be installed prior to July 5, when the next public meeting is scheduled. According to county administrator Carol Steele, the original wood flooring in the colonial courthouse...
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