County looks for better furniture in new highway garage

Bartholomew County Commissioners say that the new county highway garage is now on track, but they will be looking for funds to buy furnishings fitting for the new building.

The commissioners updated the County Council on various projects this week including the new county garage on rural 25th Street. Commissioners said that the office furnishings in the existing garage on State Street would be frankly embarrassing to see in the brand-new building. For example, the county highway engineer works at a desk that is plywood laid over top of two file cabinets.

There is no official estimate yet on how much the replacement furnishings might cost, but Commissioner Carl Lienhoop said that the county will be working on several possibilities, including used furnishings from Cummins facilities in Fair Oaks Mall as the company withdraws its workers from that space.