Old jail facility behind the courthouse (file photo)
Old jail facility behind the courthouse (file photo)

Upshur gets $68k to rebuild chimneys in old jail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority has granted $1,969,511 million for projects around the state in 2019.

The Legislature established the CFIA in 2001. Fees for concealed weapons permits, marriage licenses, processing criminal bonds, felony cases, filing deeds and other circuit court fees fund the grants and pay the salary of the one CFIA employee. No tax money is used.

Counties can receive grants of up to $100,000 each to modify existing courthouses or to build new facilities. Counties must provide at least a 20 percent match and can apply for a grant each year.

The Sixteenth Funding Cycle (2019 Projects) are as follows.

  • Barbour Restore stained glass dome – $46,288
  • Berkeley Repair all windows and doors – $79,520
  • Braxton Replace roof on courthouse – $100,000
  • Doddridge Reconstruct rear porch, ADA entrance with ramp – $100,000
  • Fayette Update HVAC in judicial annex (Phase I) – $100,000
  • Hancock Upgrade heating and cooling – $100,000
  • Jackson Upgrade main incoming electrical service – $100,000
  • Jefferson Repair brick and masonry and paint – $100,000
  • Kanawha Replace fire alarm system – $100,000
  • Logan Upgrade main elevator – $100,000
  • Marion Upgrade HVAC chiller; fan coils – $100,000
  • McDowell Install emergency lighting at exit doors – $100,000
  • Monroe Install concrete pad and drain pipes – $75,920
  • Ohio Repair stone column covers on front and south porticos – $100,000
  • Pleasants Replace outdated elevator – $100,000
  • Randolph Replace roof on courthouse (Phase II) – $100,000
  • Roane Install wet pipe sprinkler system – $100,000
  • Summers Fire suppression sprinklers (Final Phase) – $100,000
  • Tucker Phase II Fire Suppression System – $100,000
  • Upshur Rebuild old chimneys on old jail – $67,783
  • Wayne HVAC replacement (Phase I of II) – $100,000

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