CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Commission has agreed to seek proposals from those interested in helping oversee the upcoming judicial annex renovation-addition project.

The commission has agreed a clerk of the works would help keep the project on time and possibly save money.

County Manager Jennifer Herrald-Oakley recommending the move at last Thursday’s commission meeting.

“I recommend we put an RFP for a clerk of the works who would work with our contractor when we’re ready to start the project,” Herrald-Oakley said.

She said the clerk of the works would oversee the work, check invoices, monitor daily progress and report to the commission at each meeting.

Commission President Lance Wheeler said the county commission used a clerk of the works during the last judicial building project in 2003 and saved money.

“We’ve seen this before. It actually saved us money and we got the project done on time,” Wheeler said.

Commissioner Ben Salango agreed.

“I think it’s important given the size of this project and the moving parts involved,” Salango said.

The county is adding room to the judicial building with the addition of one circuit judge and two magistrates.

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