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North courthouse entrance to open after tuckpointing

Jeff Smith tuckpoints the exterior of the Jefferson County Courthouse. The contractor has announced that the north entrance to the courthouse will reopen next week. (Andy Hallman/The Union)
Jeff Smith tuckpoints the exterior of the Jefferson County Courthouse. The contractor has announced that the north entrance to the courthouse will reopen next week. (Andy Hallman/The Union)

The Jefferson County supervisors announced at their weekly meeting Monday that the north entrance of the Jefferson County Courthouse should reopen next week.

The exterior of the courthouse is being tuckpointed, which forced the closure of the north parking lot and the north entrance to the building. The contractor, E & H Restoration of Davenport, reported that rain delayed work for a week, but that it’s nearly finished with the north side of the building, and should be able to open the entrance.

In other news, the supervisors met to canvass the special election in the Fairfield Community School District, where voters went to the polls Sept. 8 to decide whether to renew the district’s revenue purpose statement. The measure passed 530-415. Monday’s canvass confirmed the vote totals reported on Election Day. No new absentee ballots arrived after Election Day. Nine percent of eligible voters in the county participated in the election.