The Dunn County Courthouse will be open June 20 to show itself off to the public after the recent renovations were completed several weeks ago.
By Brad Mosher
“We are going to do a ribbon cutting to say we are open and everything is done,” said Tracy Dolezal, the county auditor, recently.
“We have been in this part, the south end, for about a year. The north end, the remodel, was only finished about a month ago,” she said.. There will be a picnic outside the front of the building with the state’s Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford also involved in the presentation.
There will be tours offered starting at 4 p.m, with a pause at 5 p.m. to allow for visitors to watch the main program, Dolezal said. The tours will resume after the program ends.
“The West Dunn firemen are going to cook for us. They have a big grill,” the county auditor said.
The Catholic Workmen Women from New Hradek are going to prepare the salads for the event.
In addition, there will be cake and cupcakes at the event, she added.
“We thought that by having it in the evening and providing a picnic-type, it would be a nice evening and a chance to come and see the new building,” she explained.
There will county employees in each area to help with the tours, the auditor said. “There will be sheriffs in the Sheriff area, someone will be in the recorder’s area, someone will be in this area (the main cluster of county offices on the first floor.
There will be somebody in social services and somebody with the public health nurse, Dolezal explained.
“They will be there to answer questions.”
The north addition was completed in early May and includes a new sally port to allow the deputies to drive inside during inclement weather.
It also includes a jury room, a hearing room which been remodeled.
“There also has been an addition to the east side in the recorder’s area.”
The construction was started in September of 2017, making it just under two years to completion, the auditor explained.
“It was pretty much on track, what we expected,” she said.
“I supposed it could have been done faster, but when you are also providing services because we couldn’t just do it all at once.
“We had to do it in stages to make it work.
“We were happy with how the work progressed,” she said, praising the architect and the construction company that had worked on the project.