The "matching grant" is designed so that the state pays 80 percent of the project and the county pays 20-percent, county manager Brian Donat said. About one quarter of the courthouse's windows are already in the process of being replaced and the additional funds would help upgrade another quarter of the building, he said.
Tuesday's meeting was Commissioner Gary Tillis' last. Tillis, the only Democrat on the three-member county commission, didn't seek reelection.
Andy Skidmore, a Republican from Poca, was elected last month and attended the meeting Tuesday.
"I had mixed feelings coming in here today," Tillis said. "It's been an honor for me to represent the people of Putnam County."
Tillis, a former member of the House of Delegates who is business manager of the West Virginia Laborers District Council, served one term on the commission.
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