First Drawings: Windsor Court House Addition

court house perspective

Here it is folks, the first drawing of the proposed addition to the Windsor County Court House built in 1855

Assistant Judges  Jack Anderson and David Singer will be going “on the road” to Windsor County towns to  discuss the reason and plans for a $2M handicapped accessible entrance and elevator to be appended at the rear.

Windsor County residents (including Woodstock) will be voting on Town Meeting Day whether to approve a $2M bond issue to finance those renovations.

We will provide specific meeting info and potential tax impacts in a future post.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Too bad they didn’t include a public bathroom in the addition, we could have had an economical, and maintained, facility that would have cost a lot less than what they built behind the Creamery… much more convenient too. But I’m sure there are a hundred reasons why something something so common sensical could never have been done.

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  2. Posted by Lance Webster on January 27, 2013 at 12:47

    Did you say 2 ma ma ma BIG NUMBER WC dePLume

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  3. Posted by Bob Pear on January 27, 2013 at 20:17

    I am not so sure why someone is bringing up an issue about public bathrooms that has already been settled. Among others, pay toilets on the green would have also been an option and not cost the taxpayer a dime, (or a dollar with inflation). The voters didn’t select that, but that was before tea-party- maybe this day would bring a different result. I am still not happy with how the long term costs were represented to the taxpayers at the time the welcome center was voted in, but what’s done is done. So, let’s look forward instead of dwelling on what already has been done.

    This rendition at this point seems to be in keeping with our zoning regulations, although some courthouse parking has been lost. A legimate argument has been made for the necessity of the improvements, and it seems the usefulness of the County Courthouse would be augmented as a result. This would keep a central and beautiful historic structure as a viable part of our community and useful to the region as a whole. To some extent, the additonal jurors and legal staff would support local businesses, particularly restaurant.

    I believe it is a win-win- a beautiful and central historic structure is preserved for the public, and more pointedly, Woodstock. The county and state government has a courthouse that can be more fully utilized to avoid potential backlogs and to ensure people are heard in our VT courts in a timely fashion.

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