As construction progresses on the waiver home, Sharon Nieman, Plymouth County central point coordinator for mental health and disabilities services, asked the board of supervisors about salvage of materials from the structure to be demolished.
The county-owned R.E. Porter home at 435 Second St. S.W., which was formerly a church building, will be replaced by the new waiver home structure. Operated by Plymouth Life, Inc., the group home will change so that persons with disabilities can live more on their own.
Construction on the inside of the west side will take another four to five weeks. The residents have been excited to watch the construction.
Supervisors decided the contractor will have rights of salvage including the air-conditioner, heating unit and electrical panel. Furnishings belong to Plymouth Life or the consumers living in the group home. Supervisors noted an auction of materials could end up costing more than the value.
A large tree east of the driveway on the south side will need to be removed and general trimming around the lot is needed, the board agreed.