Jan. 29, 2013 — No one driving down Main Street in Susanville can miss the Veterans Memorial Hall that sits directly across the street from Lassen High School, and now the stately old building can be a jewel of the community of which residents can be proud for many years to come.
Through its 2012-2013 capital improvements budget, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors allocated nearly $200,000 to the repainting project, which called for stripping the building of its old lead-based paint and giving it a facelift that would last well into the future.
The county owned building not only occupies a very visible spot on Main Street, it also represents the county and its many veterans as well.
While previous painting efforts have been undertaken by inmate crews, the supervisors decided it was time to paint the building properly, and it unanimously approved awarding the contract to Evra Construction, Inc., of Brisbane, Calif., to strip, prep and repaint the exterior of the building — one of six companies to bid on the project.
A color consultant, Paulette Trainor, of Sacramento, even worked on the project, and the supervisors believe the results are spectacular.
The building had slipped into disrepair and become an eyesore as the last paint job peeled and cracked. The condition of the building even became an issue in the last supervisorial campaign. But that was then, and this is now.
When the veterans and Lassen County community groups use the facility, they can be proud of the building’s appearance.
The building oozes curb appeal with its dark taupe walls and green, black, gold and white highlights.
Kudos to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors for moving the repainting of building to the top of the list and for completing an improvement that’s bound to make the Veterans Memorial Hall one building county residents can hold in high esteem.
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