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The Real Cost Of Courthouse


As of late, there has been much discussion about the need, cost and impact of a new versus a renovated courthouse. I am not for or against either option, as I will leave that to the citizens and the powers-that-be.

I am, however, reminded of the last time the county went out on a financial limb. Remember the $24 million dollar public safety project a few years back? As a county employee, I remember it well, simply because the commissioners cried poverty for five years afterward, freezing the pay of county employees and making other cuts of social programs in order to dig themselves out o...

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