CLEARFIELD – Plans are in motion for Clearfield County to file a complaint and lawsuit in hopes of recouping the nearly $3 million it has cost taxpayers to repair the roofing system of the county jail.
During last summer’s renovations at the Clearfield County Jail, it was discovered that there was no bond beam in the roof structure. When the facility was built in 1981, the end-of-project documents indicated that a bond beam had been installed. A roofing bond beam provides structural support and resistance to weather stresses. The Clearfield County Commissioners hired a Pittsburgh law firm this week to initiate the lawsuit.
Defendants are expected to be named in early January.