LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - An old historic courthouse in Lake County is about to get a
The courthouse, which hasn't seen a trial in decades, is
"We are pretty much busting at the seams and we have been for quite some time now," Lt. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.
"We delayed this project for several months because we didn't get the bids in at the price we needed. So we are watching the dollars," Jimmy Conner of the Lake County Commission said.
The project was first pitched more than three years ago at a time when county employees were losing their jobs due to budget cuts so it went nowhere.
While Conner does not believe the county has turned the financial corner, the project will go forward, though he assures taxpayers it won't be anything fancy.
"We build frugal
The remodeling will start next year.