The Dickson County Commission approved spending over $27,000 to make “emergency repairs” to the roof and a wall of the downtown Dickson county office building to try to prevent further damage. The commission voted unanimously Monday night to contract with Porter Roofing of Clarksville to install a rubber roof and covering of the south wall of the historic former bank on Main Street. County Maintenance Director W.H. Batey said the building is in need of major repair, but the rubber roof and wall covering should stop the leaks that have caused so much damage to the building’s interior and allow the county time to make more extensive repairs. Mayor Bob Rial has said he plans to allocate about $250,000 for work on the building once the audit of the 2012-13 books is completed and the county knows how much extra funding it will have for its fund balance. Rial has also pledged to use $500,000 of that anticipated savings to begin school safety improvements. Last year, the audit revealed an additional $1.2 million to be added to the county’s fund balance. County Clerk Luanne Greer, whose office operates in the satellite year-round, said pieces of the interior wall covering are falling off every day and workers have to cover the equipment each night to protect it. Rial said the initial goal is to stop the water that is leaking into the south wall that the building shares with Ace Diner. Batey said the rubber coating has to be installed while the temperature is above 60 degrees and with the cool, rainy summer the area has been experiencing the county should act quickly. A survey of the Main Street building a year ago revealed that more than $300,000 in estimated work is needed to stabilize the building, leading the county to briefly consider moving out of it.