But lastly, Fisher says, there is dollars in the spending strategy to get started.
“This is something we’ve got to do,” he reported Friday. “You’ve got to get the ball rolling. It is been a long time that I have been making an attempt to get this in the funds but there’s never any offered funds.”
With aid from Price range Director Danette Gleason, Fisher uncovered some funding sources.
Under the prepare, $300,000 would appear from federal COVID reduction resources the county bought as component of a congressional package authorized just right after the pandemic strike in March 2020. Another $175,000 would appear from the county’s basic fund — its major examining account — and $25,000 will be requested from a Superfund have confidence in account.
The $175,000 slice will arrive from tax bucks flowing back to the county because a tax-increment district masking portions of northeast Butte expired in June. Universities are also receiving some increment dollars from that.
The combination of resources, Fisher explained, will get the job off the floor.
“It presents us an option to do this,” he stated. “You know, we’ve set up a great deal of previous structures Uptown but this is the crown jewel of Uptown Butte. I imagine we need to make it a minimal additional user-pleasant, in today’s terms.”
There are men’s and women’s restrooms on the very first 3 floors of the courthouse, and some functions in the men’s bogs — notably the urinals — show up to date again decades. There are exterior pipes connected to some of them and the floors are worn down.