Voters get an up close look at Augusta County Courthouse

Published: Oct. 22, 2016 at 6:11 PM EDT
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Around the Valley, one hot-button issue will soon be decided in Augusta County.

Before that happens, county leaders are gave people an extra chance to learn about their options. Sunday, the Augusta County Courthouse in downtown Staunton was opened up for a public tour once again.

This was the last of three tours originally scheduled before voters decide whether or not to build a new facility in Verona, but leaders say they've added an additional tour date next Saturday.

Supervisor Michael Shull says it's important for those voting to see, first-hand, what the referendum is about.

"A lot of people, they don't come to the courthouse every day," said Shull. "If it was a schoolhouse, we go to those for kids' events —whether its mammas, daddys, grandpas, grandmas— but not everybody comes to a courthouse every day."

The county also held a series of five meetings, where the board of supervisors presented information on the potential move that would cost $ 45 million.