CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It isn't quite 150 years old, but once the Sesquicentennial celebration is over, the Governor's Mansion will get a sprucing up, with work approved Wednesday by the Capitol Building Commission.
That will include repairing and repainting exterior doors, windows, columns, soffits, dormers and balconies, along with repairs and repainting to the reception room, ballroom, sunroom and staircases, General Services Division director Greg Melton told the commission.
"In general, the work we'll be doing in the mansion is strictly repair work," he said.
One substantive change approved Wednesday will permit replacing windows in the sunroom with energy efficient thermo-pane glass.
Some of the work will be contracted out, while some will be done in-house by GSD personnel, he said.
"The time frame we're looking at ... is post-Sesquicentennial into late summer," Melton said of the project.
Estimated cost was not immediately available.
In 2006, the mansion's residential floors underwent an extensive $3.36 million renovation.
Also Wednesday, the commission approved:
* The removal of seven trees on the Capitol Complex campus. That includes six Bartlett pear trees that line two sides of the north plaza fountain, near the Lincoln statue.