Control panel project done at county jail

Paul Zobel, director of buildings and grounds with Marshall County, gave an update on county building projects to the board of supervisors during a meeting Tuesday.

One of the biggest projects in the past year was just completed this month – the installation of a new control panel at the county jail. The panel operates the security system including locks and video surveillance.

“The old one was 15 years old and it was time to go,” Zobel said.

Zobel said the control panel project went smoothly and it is up and running.

“It seems to be working quite nicely,” Zobel said.

Zobel said among the other projects worked on by his office recently was the move of the emergency management office from the city offices to the county jail, air conditioning installation at the courthouse and county jail to cool computer servers and several other projects.

Major projects in the future will include the west side HVAC update at the courthouse, tuckpointing work at the jail and the courthouse and concrete work outside at the courthouse.

Zobel said it’s been a good stretch for his staff.

“Quite proud of all the guys that work in buildings and grounds,” Zobel said.

Supervisors Chair Dave Thompson expects the county to continue upkeep projects on the courthouse.

“The jobs around this old girl (the courthouse) never stop,” Thompson said.