DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — One commission in the Wiregrass has awarded a big to a local architecture group to start remodeling their county sheriff’s office.

The over $300,000 project to renovate the inside of the Dale County Sheriff’s Office in Ozark will be paid for by ARPA funds.

Bidding for the project opened last Thursday. Proposed plans were sent over, and on Tuesday commissioners voted to pass a resolution with “Investing in Alabama Counties” which helps manage the ARPA funds to now accept, award, and sign a contract with a construction group.

The renovation will include new flooring and additional secure areas. It will also include moving some offices around the space to give everyone a place to work.

“It’s going to be a lot better facility for our working people out there,” Dale County Commission Chairman, Steve McKinnon said. “The deputies and the sheriff’s department and office personnel in the sheriff’s office are going to be in a different location.”

Renovations will also be made to the entrance of the building as they are adding heating and air to the waiting area.