Avery County Commissioners voted to amend an allocation to a new total of $130,000.00 for repairs to the Avery County Court House.

High Country Press reports the new total includes already approved funds of $98,700.00 for the Court House roofing project and an additional $31,300.00 for heating and elevator repairs at the Court House, the Jail and County Administration buildings.

Commissioners also approved a $131,546.16 Rural Assistance Operating Program Grant for Avery County. The grant is a state-funded, formula - based grant administered by the NC Department of Transportation for operating costs of passenger trips for counties within the state.

Commissioners also approved donating a surplus ambulance to Mayland Community College for its Emergency Medical Services programs.

Avery Commissioners will meet again February 3 in the County Administration Building, 175 Pineola Street in Newland.