By Ethan Colbert
Shortly before noon on Thursday, the Pike County Commissioners notified the City of Bowling Green that they were not going to be demolishing the Pike County Courthouse Annex on West Main Street in Bowling Green. The decision was reached after lengthy conversations with the county’s engineer, Michael Purol, the President of Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates, Inc.; Brenda Miller, the county’s property insurance agent; the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen and other members of the city’s administration; and several different individuals vying to be the contractor responsible for razing the three-story structure adjacent to the county’s annex.
Summary of the Engineer’s Report
According to a report filed by Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates, Inc., the annex was inspected in September.
The annex, which has a street address of 210 West Main Street, consists of three buildings that have been merged into one larger structure.
The report says that the first-floor of the conjoined building is “in adequate condition and suitable for current use.”
The report also says that “the first floor, constructed of a slab on grade, is solid with minimal signs of foundation movement.”
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