Courthouse to receive new look
The Perkins County Courthouse will be getting a new look.
Deputy Assessor Kris Aerni spoke to the commissioners at their meeting on Sept. 5. She and other courthouse employees have been working to clean up and organize the open areas of the courthouse.
Aerni presented bids for new signage above the department doors as well as a new directory.
She said they want to get the courthouse “back to its original state and give it some of its original art deco look.”
Currently, the signs above the doors are wood with mostly orange lettering, although it varies by department.
County Clerk Rita Long said the coloring, fonts and wood on the signs are all different.
“We’re trying to get the courthouse back to it’s old glory and class it up,”Aerni said.
Travis Faber of Faber Signs in Grant designed 25 black metal signs with copper lettering and rosettes to cover the installation screws. The bid for the signs and installation was about $5,400.
A new directory for the courthouse was bid at $1,000.
Commissioner Bernie Deaver asked if the new signs would be able to rotate as the current signs do, but they will be installed flat against the wall.
Aerni is having the original blueprints of the courthouse scanned and framed to display them on each floor.
Sheriff Jim Brueggeman is looking into getting bids for painting the interior of the courthouse.
Tax asking up slightly