The Grant County Courthouse is getting a face lift by Mid-Continental Restoration Company of Parkston, South Dakota. The company is using a tuck pointing method to update the facade. “Work is being done to remove the caulking that is bad between the seams of the brick and re-caulk it to prevent moisture from damaging the brick,” explained Grant County Auditor Karen Layher. “They are also resealing and re-caulking the windows.”
According to Layher, the large arch window of the building needed a lot of repair. “It has been eight years since any work has been done on the exterior of the building, but the company said the building is in pretty good shape,” she said.
The project was in last year’s budget, but the company ran late into the season with other projects and was unable to get to Milbank before winter. “They moved the project to this spring, and we revised the budget to reflect that,” Layher stated.
The contract for the building project is listed at $77,088. The project is projected to take five to six weeks. Work began last week.