Monroe County Courthouse Renovations Delayed, Under Budget

Renovations to the Monroe County Courthouse will not meet their deadline, but could cost less than the original estimates.

Renovations being made to the Monroe County Courthouse are behind schedule but under budget.

The Monroe County Courthouse is receiving major renovations that were originally set to be completed the end of July, but will now likely be finished in September.

Site Manager, Bill Ledlow says the project is a few months behind because of some unforeseen complications.

“There were so many things that needed to be changes made during the project,” he says. “We found things that we didn’t know was going to be an issue that had to be changed, modified and repaired. The ADA restroom that added almost 6-10 weeks.”

Monroe County Commissioner Mark Stoops says even though the time frame is delayed, the $4 million project is $50,000 under budget.

“[It is] about $3 million for the structural repairs. We also had roughly $1 million or mechanical while all of the pipes and mechanical were pulled out,” he says. “We also replaced our boiler, which was originally put in in 1965. Now we have automatic controls and we have far more efficient heating in the courthouse.”

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.eckert.50 Bob Eckert

    We love our beautiful centerpiece of downtown Bloomington and we realize that we must take care of it.

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