Ottawa County looking at building a new courthouse

Tuesday, April 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Another Oklahoma county is considering building a new courthouse. This after a fire code inspection turned up 26 violations.

It happened in Ottawa County where the courthouse is not fitted with a fire alarm or sprinkler system. In addition, there are not two exterior fire escapes. The Ottawa County courthouse is 87 years old.

Commissioners will ask an engineering firm to conduct a structural survey. A new building could cost up to $8-million.