By Beth Lawrence
The Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority is getting a makeover.
Interim Director Dan Schaeffer told the TWSA board at its regular meeting on Nov. 19 that he had ordered new signage and had plans to make other changes to the building.
“We don’t have the address on this building, so on the sign I’m putting out by the road we will have the address on it,” Schaeffer said. “You’ll be able to actually see that this is where we are instead of trying to look through the trees and see the name on the building. Everybody knows where we are, but…”
Board Attorney Diane Sherrill was in favor of the idea as a result of an experience she had leaving TWSA’s offices one evening.
“The wrecker that came to get me one night after the meeting did not know (where the building was), and it was raining and it was dark and I had to go out to the road and flag him down,” she said.
There will also be a new sign on the front of the building after it gets a minor facelift.
The exterior of the building will receive new stucco or have the current surface patched and repainted. Schaeffer will be seeking estimates on the work to be done.
Inside the facility, one closet will be expanded and a new office will be constructed along the current hallway.
In order to bring the building into ADA compliance, part of the counter will be lowered to make it handicapped accessible. Additionally, new public bathrooms are being considered for the front of the building.
“We’re going to try to put three handicapped restrooms here in the front,” Schaeffer said.
Currently anyone asking to use TWSA’s restroom must pass all the way through the building.
Not only will the new restrooms be ADA compliant, it will give staff their own separate facilities.
Schaeffer has also ordered new decals for the trucks saying it would be “good to update the trucks a little bit.”
The budget for the changes is $131,200.