Houston County’s "ESCO" project is officially underway. It will cost a little more than five million dollars. Mark Culver, the Chairman of the Houston County Commission says the investment will pay off for the city of Dothan for years to come.
“We want to be more energy efficient and cost effective but we want are citizens when they come do business with the county to have a good experience this building really hadn't had any renovations since we moved in," said Culver.
The makeover will include a new air conditioning unit and energy-efficient lights. Renovations started Wednesday and they're expected to be completed by the end of April.
"It's a win, win for the county and then long term we will have more efficient equipment that will save the tax payers money on utilities," added Culver.
That's why the walls are tumbling down, long due for an upgrade; the older building will get revamped so that it can last for years to come. For now, the Houston County Administration Building has been relocated at the Old Mayer Electric Building.