Money to make or break turning LEC into court complex


When it comes the renovating the old Law Enforcement Center it’s clear which side Judge Carl Brown comes down on, when  commissioners say the its time to fish or cut bait. 

 “I want them to fish let’s get busy as I alluded to we got all these challenges that are growing and children who are being impacted let’s get busy and do something  about it,” said Chief Superior Court Judge Carl Brown. 

Judge Brown wants commissioners to do something at the Law Enforcment Center and approved renovations to turn it into a youth  justice and training  center.

“The youth today they’re going wild we’ve got these killings people not getting trained at home somewhere the city has to step up and say look we’re going to do our part,” said Commissioner Marion Williams. 

In a letter to commissioner Judge Brown presented a 33 item with list for the court.

Including computer labs and a cosmetology and home economics lab.
and dorm rooms, for boys and girls. 

“I don’t know where we’re going to pull the the money from just to  get it done immediatly again there’s the need but I don’t know how we get to that solution,” says Mayor Pro-Tem Sean Frantom. 

Frantom says the city got out of the LEC five years ago because of it’s problems of mold and leaks.

 “Now we’re going to go back we understand the need that’s there in my mind I hope we can find another property to put to use,” says Mayor Pro-Tem Frantom. 

“If we get into other discussions like the Civic Center and locating in other areas coming up with the funding getting into another SPLOST we don’t have that kind of time,” said Judge Brown.

 The only money the for the Law Enforcement Center is one point five million dollars, that was approved by voters in the 2015 sales tax,  but that money was designated for demolition. 

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