Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Franklin County agrees to renovate Public Defender's Office

 Franklin County Commissioners have agreed to begin a renovation project for the Public Defender's office at the Franklin County Courthouse.

The Public Defender's office is actually a small building behind the courthouse.

The public defender has asked that the county build a wall to enclose a new office and they would like a handicapped accessible restroom in the building.

Currently there is no bathroom at all in the office.

County Coordinator Michael Moron said adding the wall would be a minor expense, but building an ADA restroom will cost approximately $20,000, so it will have to be advertised for bids.

The County agreed last week to hire an architect to prepare the plans and specifications for contractors to bid on.