Certified Signatures Delay Brown County Courthouse Project

Nearly 200 Brown County residents signed a petition in favor of the renovations, while more than 1,400 signed a petition against it.

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Plans to remodel the Brown County courthouse are being put on hold for one year.

The courthouse renovation project that would have cost Brown County $4 million to complete is now officially postponed after the county clerk certified petition signatures against the project.

The county clerk’s office issued the certification Thursday, verifying that there are 182 petitioners for the project and and about 1,400 against it.

County Commissioner Dr. Mike Thompson says the commissioners and community members plan to find alternatives to the project.

“We’re looking to bring a consensus in the future, the commissioners, the council working with the community to see what is the best thing that they feel like the community can afford to do,” he says.

The ballot count means the project will now be put on hold for a year.

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