Marshall County Circuit Court Judge Curtis Palmer presented information to the commissioners Monday morning concerning a remodeling project in the circuit courtroom.
Palmer said the courtroom is located on the third floor in the historic Marshall County Courthouse and it needs to be updated to be ADA compliant. This construction project would help satisfy those requirements.
“That’s for the construction of two ramps which would allow the public, attorneys or anybody in a wheelchair to get up on the actual courtroom surface,” said Judge Palmer. “The project also includes remodeling of the restrooms that are available so they will be handicapped-accessible as well.”
The commissioners approved the contractor and the construction amount for this project.
“Michiana Contracting, Inc., which is a contractor out of Plymouth, will be doing it and the total comes to right around $26,000. That covers two ramps at different places, the restroom conversion and then some other cosmetic changes that will have to be done to the courtroom surface itself to accommodate the ramp.”
Judge Palmer noted that he’s not sure when the project will be complete as the contractors will work around the court calendar so work will not be disruptive. It is expected to be done sometime this year.