Medina County Commissioners have approved the above agreement to share costs of a construction of a shared courthouse between the city and county.
Under the above agreement, Medina County City/County taxpayers would pay $45 million.
The above agreement includes tearing down the “new” 1969 Courthouse, the Prosecutor’s Office (the historic house), and the back of the “old” 1841 Courthouse.
Medina County Commissioners have said all stakeholders will have input; HOWEVER,
Medina domestic Relations Court (headed by Judge Mary Kovack) has NOT been consulted,
Medina County Law Library (Pat Walker, President) has NOT been consulted.
Drawbacks of Above Agreement
Reducing the size of the Law Library by 73%
No 24/7 access to the Law Library
No room for books
Two computer terminals instead of the current five
No room for a person to assist Library members
No room for a person to handle the lawyer referral service
No room for a person to assist the Bar Association
Insufficient room to satisfy statutory duties of providing legal research to judges, prosecutors, public defenders, criminal defense lawyers, and the public
No space to meet the requirements for a Grievance Committee
Let the County Commissioners and City Council know you want the present agreement to be changed! Click the “Contact Commissioners” link below!
Don’t let our Courthouse become a White Elephant! Join us in letting the Commissioners and City Council know our opinion! Click the "Rallies and Meetings” link below!