Hall County Backs Out of Deal for Building

hall-county-courthouse(AP) — The Hall County board has decided to back out of its deal to buy the former state Workforce Development building from the city of Grand Island.

The board had voted 4-3 last month to spend $600,000 in buying what would provide temporary courtrooms and office space while the county upgrades the heating and air-conditioning system at the Hall County Courthouse.

But the board was told Tuesday morning that inspections showed the former Workforce Development building lacked adequate water service and heating and air conditioning.

Chief Deputy Hall County Attorney Jack Zitterkopf says the deal with the city lets the county terminate the purchase if the county is dissatisfied with the condition of the property.