HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A crumbling courthouse.
Complaints are mounting about the current state of the Madison County Courthouse. And we have learned the problems are well-known by county administrators.
Huntsville resident Janice Wynn was recently summoned to serve on jury duty. She says the experience was unpleasant because of the conditions inside the courthouse.
“There aren’t women’s restrooms on the jury holding room floor, and the room is not big enough for all the people who they called to potentially serve,” Wynn says.
While there are restrooms on most floors, they are designated either men or women restrooms only depending on the floor number.
Wynn sent us an email asking us to Take Action for her and find out if anything could be done to make the situation better for other potential jurors.
County officials say they know there are problems with the building, including a lack of running hot water to most of the building, but say if they make even one small change to the plumbing they will be forced to update the entire building to new building codes.
The only problem with the updates, officials say they would cost the county millions; money they say it not available.
The courthouse was built in 1966 according to the county website.