The energy audit looked at the
Courthouse and its annex, the county home, plus the Job and Family Services and
health department buildings. Ely said the results were positive, but in
government-world there is actually a downside to that.
"The buildings are in very good condition, especially in view of the buidling ages and technology," Ely says. "The other good news is the cost of your energy is reasonable, so you have realtively in line energy costs."
"The other side of the sword is that makes it hard to justify an investment in your assets. You don't have a stream of wasted energy."
The commissioners also met with County
Auditor Bill McFarland about upgrades to financial system technology.