Council takes first step towards new courthouse

July 19, 2016

Council passed an ordinance allowing the city to seek proposals for the design and construction of a new Akron Municipal Court building. The new courthouse will be built on the site of the Morley Building on Broadway Street, which will be demolished. The project will not cost the city anything. All of the estimated $21 million construction costs will be paid from court fees generated by Akron Municipal Court. In other action, Council rejected proposed legislation to place a Charter amendment on the ballot that would have put limits on city utility bills. Last week, the Mayor's office announced a new Utility Bill Relief Policy that will protect residents from excessive water and sewer bills caused by leaks. 

July 18, 2016 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.