The Anderson County Commission on Tuesday will walk through and discuss renovations that are part of the project to relocate Anderson County General Sessions Court, Division II, from a privately owned building on Bus Terminal Road to a county-owned building on Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge.
The public meeting is at 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, at the former Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center, a county-owned building at 728 Emory Valley Road. Parts of that building complex have been home to the Oak Ridge Senior Center, satellite offices of the Anderson County Clerk and Anderson County Trustee, Emory Valley Center, and The ARC Anderson County.
The Oak Ridge Senior Center has temporarily moved from that building to the Oak Ridge Civic Center until a new senior center can be built at Alvin K. Bissell Park.
The new General Sessions courtroom at the county-owned building will be in the big room where the pool and billiard tables used to be at the Oak Ridge Senior Center.
The renovated courthouse space could include about eight rooms total in that section of the building, including office and court clerk space, as well as some possible storage space.
Oak Ridge Today last reported on the General Sessions Court move in May after Anderson County Commission approved about $1.4 million in borrowing through capital outlay notes that can be used for capital projects, including the General Sessions Court and Anderson County Senior Center. That funding was expected to include $500,000 for renovation work for the Anderson County General Sessions Court, Division II, and $600,000 to purchase the new Senior Center building. The $1.4 million also includes $300,000 for capital projects, which could include roofs on a few buildings.
To help the project, the Oak Ridge City Council agreed in April to contribute $30,000 per year for five years to continue operating Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge. The money will be used for court operations and capital costs for Anderson County General Sessions Court, Division II, in Oak Ridge.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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