The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved bids Thursday to renovate the Courthouse annex building to house the probation office and reconfigure county offices.

The bid was awarded to Poole Group, which will complete the work for $23,500. There were two bids submitted.

The upgrades will focus on the back side of the building and include moving walls and waterlines, creating space for the coroner's office and adding a bathroom for the probation office.

Also at the meeting, Colby King of FPBH, told the commissioners the drainage overhaul project at Audubon Park housing division did not meet its substantial completion date goal, which was Wednesday. King said the conditions have been too wet for workers to install the final storm drains.

The work is being done by Sedam Contracting and funded through a $500,000 federal grant. The project must be completed by July 31 for the grant funding to stay valid.

King said he anticipates crews will complete the project by May 15.

In other business:

•The commissioners agreed to a contract with software vendor CSI for services in the recorder's office. With the initial software and equipment costs, as well as one year of maintenance, the agreement will cost about $55,000.

Recorder Leigh Koehler recommended the switch because she said current provider Manatron Inc. no longer provides software assistance.

•The commissioners approved bids for improvements of the jail administration building. The upgrades will include a hot-water heater installed by Mike Kelley Repair Services for $840, and heating and air conditioning upgrades provided by Terry's Heating & Cooling for $4,000. The project is contingent on County Council approval.