To the editor:

There was a letter to the editor in last week’s Plain Talk that contained an error and it needs to be corrected. The Clay County Courthouse, Jail, and Law Enforcement Facility Planning Committee sent a recommendation to the County Commissioner that we build a new courthouse/law enforcement center and the recommendation has been approved. Last week’s letter stated the committee recommended razing the current courthouse and that statement is false. The committee HAS NOT recommended the razing of the current courthouse.

The suggestion that the courthouse be razed was in an architect’s report the committee was given. In fact the following statement was included in the committee’s recommendation: “In contrast to the Klien McCarthy Architects recommendation, this committee would not raze the current courthouse structure but would favor redirecting the current building to other use”. It is unfortunate the writer of last week’s letter missed that comment.

Robert Fuller

Chair

Clay County Courthouse, Jail, and Law Enforcement Facility Planning Committee

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