Commissioners consider restroom renovations at county courthouse

Coronavirus relief funding, restroom renovations and an overall update on the virus situation were among the main topics discussed at the Sept. 18 Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting.

The commissioners approved of an ordinance “approving and authorizing the execution and delivery of Local CURE Program financial support conditions and certification.”

The Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Support (CURE) Program is funded from financial assistance the State of Illinois receives through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CURE) Act.

Commissioner Marc Kiehna noted that the state has funneled the money and gives allotments through the CURE Act. The local governments can use this funding to protect their citizens and be reimbursed for expenses incurred in remediation of the virus. “This ordinance certifies being able to use these funds.”

Board Chairman David Holder thanked Kiehna, as well as courthouse staff, for working on this program, as there is a lot of documentation involved.

Moving on to the restrooms, Kiehna noted that they had an opportunity to renovate the courthouse restrooms to protect the public. He added that they could add touchless toilets and handwashing stations.

For more from the Board of Commissioners meeting, please see this week’s print edition.