Dec 17, 2012 4:11 PM by Greg Boyce

Walsenburg judge orders fix for elevator

A judge in Huerfano County has ordered the county commissioners to fix the handicap lift and elevator at the Huerfano County Courthouse.  The courthouse has been plagued with structural problems for years.  Recently the handicap lift and elevator stopped working, making access to the courts difficult, if not impossible for those who are handicapped.

Judge Claude Appel today ordered the Huerfano Board of County Commissioners to either repair the lift or install a ramp that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to repair the building's elevator.  Judge Appel said this must be done by January 2, 2013.  If that doesn't happen Judge Appel will ask the commissioners to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court.



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