OCTOBER 21, 2015
County Attorney Hogan says ‘options are on table’ to correct flaws at judicial center
LOUISA- Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan says legal options are being considered as Lawrence County explores avenues to correct the variety of defects and flaws related to the construction of the Lawrence County Judicial Center.
“I was approached by Judge Osborne and other members of the Project Development Board regarding grave concerns they had that nothing was being done after two years to fix things both big and small that are wrong at the judicial center. I have met with the members of the project board and the fiscal court and offered my advice and counsel as county attorney,” Hogan said.
Among the problems are defects with doors and frames, landscaping, and HVAC systems.
“This building belongs to the people of Lawrence County and they deserve a building and grounds that are in proper order,” said Hogan.
Hogan said that the bond held by Codell Construction, the lead contractor on the facility was set to expire in November and that he was researching certain legal issues including which entity—the project board or the Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court—would have proper standing to contemplate filing a lawsuit to protect the public’s investment.
“We just want things fixed and done the right way,” Hogan said. “We’re exploring everything we need to do to ensure that happens.”