Animal shelter having issues with roof

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(This story by Jebb Johnston originally appeared in the Daily Corinthian and is appearing here with permission.)

The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is struggling with roof problems.

Director Charlotte Doehner reported during Monday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors that shelter workers on Memorial Day arrived to find part of the ceiling in the laundry area had fallen, even though it wasn’t wet.

“Over the past four years, we’ve had a lot of roof leaks,” she said.

It appears the old plaster dropped from the ceiling as the result of becoming wet on prior occasions.

After a roofer recently looked at the building, the board is recommending a temporary fix using fiber cement. The roof of the old Proper Street building has three layers of shingles that will need to be removed before replacement with a new roof.

The county will consider making an insurance claim. It is estimated a new roof and repairs could cost as much as $20,000.

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