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Engineer: Remove, replace courthouse foundation


Engineer: Remove, replace courthouse foundation
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com A chain-link fence — erected following an engineer’s recommendation — surrounds much of the Wilson County Courthouse in downtown Floresville, as officials consider options for addressing the building’s structural integrity issues.


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October 13, 2011, 2:23pm
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FLORESVILLE -- “Merrick & Company expects that the foundation will need to be removed and replaced as well as a portion of the above grade brick,” according to a preliminary structural assessment of the Wilson County Courthouse received Oct. 12 by county officials.

The report, submitted by David L. Yang, a project manager for San Antonio-based Merrick & Co., suggests that the current problems that led to the recent evacuation of much of the 127-year-old downtown Floresville landmark actually began when the building was constructed. It alleges that bricks used to build the courthouse in 1884 were “of questionable quality and largely responsible for the majority of the repairs and modifications made.”

Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney said he and other county officials will have to continue their careful, deliberate analysis of the entire situation in an effort to devise a course of action thatis in the best interest of all county residents.

“We’re just going to make it as open of a process as we can, so everybody can weigh in,” he said.

The entire text of the report is available below as a PDF download.
 

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old as dirt  
Wilson Co.  
October 14, 2011 3:49pm
 
retiredinlavernia: We may be straggling on a vocabulary bug here, since we are both correct. I am right in that it does take 5 years to earn an engineering degree; you are right in that it takes another 6 or 7 years to earn ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
October 14, 2011 11:46am
 
You wrong old dirt - Project managers work on projects all the time but reports and plans are ALWAYS sealed by a licensed Engineer (State Law) - the only reason this one may not be seled is that it is preliminary. I am a PE ... More ›

 
Patrick L Meyer  
La Vernia, TX  
October 14, 2011 11:13am
 
Based on my reading of the report I'd say that Merrick & Company did a good job, and that their efforts and recommendations are reasonable and dependable. They rightly alerted Wilson County to consider "at what cost" ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
October 14, 2011 10:23am
 
Old Dirt you probably know what you are talking about but the questions here could be put to rest with a simple explaination from the county judge. Considering he just got a raise maybe he could spare the time.

 
old as dirt  
Wilson Co.  
October 14, 2011 9:54am
 
Retiredinlavernia. There are a few errors in your statement. First it does not take 12 years to earn an engineering degree. It takes 5 years; I know for I have two sons who are engineers. Second, your assumptions about project ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
October 14, 2011 9:00am
 
I feel another tax increase coming......

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
October 14, 2011 5:31am
 
Need to change the headline Mr. Gibbs - "Project manager ....." Mr Yang is not an Engineer (a title that takes up to 12 years to earn - similar to a medical doctor). If you look at the "report" is does ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
October 13, 2011 2:48pm
 
Come on, Wilson County. Considering all the coming expenses with this courthouse, don't you think you should take back that across-the-board pay raise? A 3 percent raise for the judge and commissioners amounts to more than a ... More ›

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