Roof leaks and other issues are pusing the Williams County Commissioners to examine the county courthouse and get professional recommendations to fix the problems.
Engineers spent Monday inspecting the four-story, 126-year-old courthouse in downtown Bryan.
The Bryan Times reports that they walked the interior of the building and also used a mobile crane to inspect the slate roof and the brick and carved stone exterior of the courthouse.
Commissioners said they are particularly concerned with damage from roof leaks, particularly in the law library and courtrooms.
In addition, the building’s four chimneys need to be sealed up, and there are problems with the materials recently used at the building’s east side entryway, which is closed as a public entrance.
Currently, the courthouse has one public entrance, but no security measures in place.
The review will include suggestions for upgrades to the building’s utilities and infrastructure too.
One issue is the high level of asbestos in the building. Asbestos removal will have to be addressed at some point.