2/13/15 – 5:29 A.M.
The discussion about where a new Seneca County courthouse should be located continues. The Courier reports Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz made a case for what’s known as the East Tower site during Thursday’s Seneca County Commissioners meeting. Montz proposed a plan to reduce the cost of building at that location. The plan included the owner of the property donating $500,000 to the project. Montz believes that with the donation and potential tax credits, the cost could be reduced to $11.3 million from $13.9 million.
A second proposed location next to the county court annex is estimated to cost $9.4 million.
Under Montz’s plan, Tiffin would rent or lease space in the new building from the county. The former courthouse property would be sold to Tiffin for a dollar, and would be used as a gathering space for the community. After five years the owner of the East Tower Property, Andrew Kalnow, would donate the property to the county.Read More →