The Sevier County Commission may spend nearly $1 million to remodel the courthouse building if a new public safety building is constructed.

Following the remodeling, state courts would occupy the top floor of the courthouse and the current jail would be used for county offices.Commissioners expect the state to pay about $620,000 for the remodeling while the county would pay $331,000 for a total of $951,000. A new public safety building is being considered, but plans have not been completed.

Construction on a new building to house the Central Utah Health Department is expected to begin in March.

The county obtained a state loan to finance the building but will be reimbursed by the Health Department.