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District Court Relocation Underway

Hatboro District Court is expected to open in a new space on Monday.

Hatboro District Court is expected to open in a new space on Monday. Photo credit: Theresa Katalinas
Hatboro District Court is expected to open in a new space on Monday. Photo credit: Theresa Katalinas
At long last Hatboro District Judge Paul Leo's court is moving to a new home.

The relocation from the second floor of Hatboro Borough hall to an adjacent space within the Victorian Village strip mall is expected to conclude this week. Leo's new courtroom is slated to open on Monday, according to Hatboro Borough Manager Fred Zollers.

In all, the expense of retrofitting the space has grown from its original $292,200 cost to a contract totaling close to $340,000. The council approved the most recent change order for the project during Monday night's meeting.

As far as the municipal building space soon-to-be empty, Zollers said there are no plans yet to rent the space out, or use it for another purpose.

Officials would "assess the condition after all their stuff's gone," he said. 
JoAnne February 10, 2014 at 03:31 PM
What a fiasco this was! Three weeks and court has no phone system, no indication other than paper signs that it is a district court, and no parking. There are no window coverings- word is someone stole them, and a porta potty sitting at the back door that is being used by locals as a warm place to do drugs instead of in the park across the street. Is someone suing to get taxpayers money back from the project manager on this mess. Is everyone pointing the blame at each other, state, county, Hatboro Borough? The high cost of retrofitting is poor management of the site, shoddy workmanship if one can call it that. Court personnel have no control that someone didn't put in phone lines or how they made the court. So the guy that was hired to be the project manager, where is he, ripping off someone else?

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