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County judge looks forward to new county shop building

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

Poinsett County officials are looking forward to a new shop building.

The county is working to get a new one built so everyone can be in a central location.

Poinsett County road crews and special departments have been without a central shop building for a little over a year.

Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell said being without a central location has caused for a lot of inefficiency.

They've broken ground at the new location for the shop building and have worked the past few weeks to get the area grated.

Once it is grated, the contractor will visit the site and get started. 

Cantrell said the county has been renting office space and a shop for over a year and he is looking forward to getting rid of that expense.

Cantrell said a lot of the plumbing and electrical work will be done by his crew, saving a lot of dollars on the project.

“It's the counties money, and it puts me in a position that I feel responsible for the county, and the county money is my business, so I'm going to save as much of it as I possibly can,” Cantrell said.

Money has been set aside for this project, but Cantrell believes it will be under budget.

The new shop building is in Harrisburg and will help put a stop to what Cantrell said is a lot of unnecessary driving.

Once the contractor gets started, Cantrell said the building will take about 90 days to complete.

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