Saturday, September 14, 2013

Herald-Times Reports Petitioners Ax Plans to Fix Brown County Courthouse

From the Bloomington Herald-Times:

There’s no bathroom for jurors, and the jury room is quite small. Some parts of the building are not easily accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone who needs to visit the court office must walk through the courtroom, even during trials. Reams of county records are stored a few miles away in the jail basement.

And those issues will remain at the Brown County Courthouse for now. Preliminary results from petitions show citizens have axed the plan for a $6.5 million bond issue that would have funded a courthouse renovation and expansion.