Somervell County commissioners approved a change to the Glen Rose Medical Center hospital project Monday.
The change, totaling $32,642, will replace carpet and refinish walls in a hallway from the nurse’s station leading to patient rooms.
“The carpet is about eight or nine years old, it’s seen its years for sure,” GRMC CEO Gary Marks told commissioners.
Marks said the hospital has been replacing the flooring one step at a time throughout the renovation project with laminate wood flooring. County Judge Walter Maynard said an approval was needed for this stretch of the project because crews were getting ready to move to the next phase.
Refinishing the walls was also necessary due to every day wear and it was recommended they be finished with a treatment other than paint.
“They could texture and paint the walls for $6,000 less but it wasn’t as durable,” Marks said.
“The money is in the original budget for this,” Maynard said.
Commissioners unanimously approved the change to the hospital project.
In other business, commissioners approved two contracts, one for juvenile detention services and another for residential services juvenile post adjudication facility, with Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties.
Two hundred dollars was also approved to be moved from the fire department medical group to fire department equipment rental.
Two agenda items, both concerning contracts between Somervell County and Hill College, were tabled for another meeting.