Annex Employees Suffer Through Cold Weather

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Many Lauderdale County employees who work at the Raymond Davis Annex Building wore their coats even inside Friday.

That's because there is no heat on any of the eleven floors. The county is in the process of replacing the boiler system.

For now heating is limited to some small portable units. It has been out for several weeks, but on this cold day, it's really affecting the employees.

"It's about as cold as it is outside," said employee Wanda Bouldin.

"It's a big job, so to be frank with you, it cost us about $200,000 we don't have, so that is a minus right there," said county supervisor Hank Florey.

Florey says the work should be complete sometime around the first of the year.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 at 02:30 PM
    For the first response...JC did not close. it was open the entire time and for your information,the last time i checked they pay taxes just like you do. When you plug up a heater under some of the desks, it throw the circuit. Next time we have bad weather..you go work up there. Its not like the building was built yesterday. They all sit by windows that have hole and wind is constantly blowing inside. Find you something else to talk about.
  • by taxpayer1 Location: Meridian on Jan 5, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    I wonder if the employee who's fingers were hurting too bad to type and couldn't move around in her "bulky coat" is getting paid while the offices are closed? What a waste of taxpayer time and money!Have they ever heard of electric heaters? I have one plugged in under my desk for when it gets cold.
  • by Give me a Break on Dec 6, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    Bet if the heat in the jail was out we would have people wanting to riot about the mis-treatment of the inmates. Its time we did what is right for the good ol working class people. Spend our tax dollars on the people that need it!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Lauderdale County on Dec 5, 2009 at 09:58 PM
    Could the employees affected bring a suit against the county for unsafe working conditions?
  • by Chuckles Location: Lauderdale county on Dec 5, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    I wonder how many Stuporvisor vacations would have paid for fixing the heating in the annex building.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    That is a shame. That whole building is in bad shape. 200 grand could be put towards a new place.
  • by ed on Dec 5, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    well easy way to end this trouble vote them out like what happened in the city... theses guys have been in it too many years.. and it is big good ol'e boys gov. to the max..
  • by b Location: meridian on Dec 5, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    Why are we surprid at te cost to repair the heating system the annex. Look who is in chrge a bunch xclowns.
  • by ed on Dec 4, 2009 at 09:35 PM
    mmm 19 grand per floor.. my question is what system are they putting in for that price.. hot water base, steam, low or high pressure.. doesn't add up on the price..
  • by A DARN shame on Dec 4, 2009 at 07:47 PM
    You know, this a CRIME SHAME! LOLOLOL.....Oh well, thats government for ya....Just leave you in the .....cold! lol my goodness
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