CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Board of Commissioners Tuesday awarded more than $300,000 in contracts for a fourth courtroom in the courthouse, but the board still does not know where it will be holding its meetings next year.
The contract for converting the commissioners' office and former county controller's office to courtroom space went to GRC General Contractor Inc. of Zullinger, Pa., which provided the lowest bid, $163,719. The project will include a courtroom, a smaller hearing room, a holding area, judge's chambers, and space for a law clerk and clerical staff, according to Kelly Livermore, the county's assistant administrator.
The suite of rooms will be on the second floor of the courthouse annex on Lincoln Way East. Livermore said the contract calls for the work to be completed within 120 days of the beginning of construction, with the project expected to be completed by July 1.