Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Ind. Courts - More on "Judge Fee Pitches Renovated Courtroom To Commissioners"
(ANGOLA) - Steuben County Commissioners decided on Monday to put off renovation work on the second floor of the Steuben County Courthouse until an energy savings bond is retired in 2016. Superior Court Judge William Fee approached Commissioners and the County Council recently and asked them to get the ball rolling into enlarging and renovating the court room. The judge made the request after space was at a premium during the March murder trial of Zao Burrell. But Commissioners were hesitant to take on additional debt after the County Council recently decided not to finance anything else until the energy savings bond is retired. Commission Chair Ron Smith suggested an input meeting be held with the county judges. Commissioner Loretta Smart felt while they need to do something, she did not want a "band-aid" solution. In a reponse to the judge, Commissioners agreed that any short term work under the A.D.A. compliance act would be considered.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 7, 2013 04:14 PM
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