Augusta County discusses next steps for courthouse

Published: Nov. 9, 2016 at 11:22 PM EST
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Augusta County Board of Supervisors had a lot of input Wednesday night when it came to discussing what the next steps would be going forward, but overall, the county is looking at a couple options.

On Tuesday the voters of Augusta County made their decision by deciding to not move the courthouse out of Staunton.

Board chair Carolyn Bragg said several options now may consist of letting the circuit court judge decide, buying the Union Bank across from the courthouse and building on that lot, or building on the current courthouse lot.

Board member Tracy Pyles said they hope to make a decision in the next couple of months and narrow options down.

"Some of it might be up to the judge. He has the ability to say that the building's not in good repairs, not secure, and to ask the [state] supreme court to weigh in with a panel to judge what we are to do in the future," Pyles said.

Those are just a few options, no real decisions will be made for until different plans are looked at.