By AMY GAREIS   News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ- The Harrison County Courthouse’s elevator will soon be out of service as it gets a lift, of sorts.

Commissioner Barbara Pincola said Wednesday that the system would be down later this month as improvements get under way. The elevator is undergoing a complete control system upgrade with Otis Elevator Co. completing the work. The current system was installed in 1984 and officials said it was used. Costs are being covered through a blend of Community Development Block Grant and county capital improvement funds.

“The elevator modernization project will begin on Monday, Aug. 27 and will take approximately a month to do,” she said. “During that time, the elevator will not be operating. People need to be aware they won’t have access to the elevator pretty much for the month of September.”

County Treasurer Vicki Sefsick indicated her staff will “work with the public” to continue business as usual.

“My office is open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,” she noted. “We will make arrangements to assist those who can’t climb those steps. I want to make the time when the elevator is being upgraded as easy as possible on our taxpayers.”

Her office may be reached during regular business hours at 740-942-8864.

More on the elevator upgrade in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.