A lawsuit filed by an Omaha-based company says Gage County still owes more than $59,000 for the new slate roof on the courthouse.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that Scott Enterprises Inc. says in its lawsuit that original contract was for more than $392,000. But the lawsuit says that over the 20-month work period in 2009 and 2010, the county initiated 12 change orders that the company says raised the project cost to nearly $520,000.
The county has paid nearly $460,700.
Gage County Chief Deputy Attorney Rick Schreiner says the county disagreed with the way some of the work was performed and adjusted its payments accordingly.