County ponders fate of Rock Building

Published 11:00 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

What to do with the Rock Building was the topic of conversation among Pike County Commissioners on Monday.

The commission members discussed the fate of the building during the work session prior to Monday’s meeting.

Commission Chairman Homer Wright suggested holding a public hearing to seek community input on the future of the building, which is located on Church Street in downtown Troy.

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“What we’re going to do is have an opportunity for citizens to suggest to us what they would like to do with the old rock building,” Commission Chairman Homer Wright said, during Monday night’s meeting.

Wright said the purpose of the public hearing is to allow a forum for people to let the county know if they would like to save it.

“If we can get enough people to participate, then we’ll get an architect to draw up some plans for whatever we decide on doing with the place,” Wright said.

Wright said the old rock building once housed the Pike County Board of Education, Veteran’s Affairs, the 4-H Club and the Extension Service.

“The meeting we want to have is to decide to spend money or not to spend money,” Wright said.

Wright said the county does not plan on spending money on the building if there isn’t much interest in it.

The commissioners have yet to set a date, but said they are looking at some time around August.

No other business was conducted during Monday night’s meeting.

The next scheduled meeting is June 13, 2011.