Monday, 18 October 2021 09:04

October 2021 Courthouse Update

The Monroe County Commissioners together with the Judiciary are proceeding with plans to renovate, modernize and build an addition to the County Courthouse. These improvements are a priority for the County and the Court, and are the result of over a decade of careful study that consistently demonstrated a need for both expansion and modernization. The Monroe County Courthouse was built in 1890 and an identically-sized addition was built in 1934; both portions were added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1979. The courthouse was last expanded in 1979 and since then, the courthouse has served our community well. However, meeting current needs has forced the use of spaces not designed as work areas. With space limitations and an increasingly aged facility, Monroe County Officials have embarked on a project to upgrade the existing courthouse and construct an addition. With planning underway, this page will be periodically updated with information regarding the Courthouse project.
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(Meeting was held last week)

Notes from meeting:

  • Monroe County is not receiving any State funds for the project - entirely self funded
  • No funds set aside - borrowing (bonds)
  • During meeting stated that it has been determined that this project will not affect the overall tax rate
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A $50-plus million plan for the construction of a new building adjacent to the Monroe County Courthouse is taking shape as a new board of county commissioners prepares to take office in January.

The ambitious plan, discussed for years as a way to cope with an old, cramped courthouse and explosive growth in civil and criminal cases, would involve the county taking the drive-through PNC bank at Sixth and Sarah streets, either through a purchase or through eminent domain, as the county did with 701 Main St., which it took to alleviate some space constraints in county offices.

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