Commissioners undecided on future of LEC

CSRA News

 Augusta leaders search for answers and maybe money for the old Law Enforcment Center. 

City leaders have put a two week deadline on making a decision on whether to renovate the old L-E-C for a youth justice and training center.

The building was closed five years ago due to mold and leaks.

Superior Court Judge Carl Brown is pushing for commissioners to renovate the building instead of waiting to find a different site.

“We’ll we need to re-visit it once again. We need to do something for the juveniles, they do need a better facility whether it’s going to be 401 it yet to be determined.” says Commissioner Ben Hasan.

“So, just because they have a list of things they want doesn’t mean it will go there?
“Not at this point because we have to look at what we can afford for number one,” said Commissoner Hasan.

A team of volunteer  construction experts estimated the cost of  getting the building in shape just to be   renovated  at more than two million  dollars.  

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