JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Love it or hate it, the courthouse conversation continues. The mammoth building was supposed to open a week ago but now there's no timetable.
Taxpayers across the City are frustrated, and are sounding off to Action News.
"I thought everything was under control. I thought all the inspections were up to par, and now they're not. I don't know what's going on," Terry Hester said.
One of the biggest questions is who gave the thumbs up to move out of the old courthouse when there wasn't a Certificate of Occupancy for the new one.
"When not getting our questions answered, so does that frustrate you as a taxpayer as well?" we asked.
"I think that's very unfortunate that they would do that. If they didn't have a CO, they shouldn't have planned all this moving," Carol Ruggiero said.
We also went after Turner Construction, the contractor responsible for the project. When we showed up on site, we were told by a JSO officer that no one from Turner planned to come out and speak with us and that we couldn't go any farther.
After calling the spokesman, we were told to send a list of questions. We did and asked:
-Who is paying for the move back to the old courthouse? How much will it cost?
-What will it take to get the project finished?
-Is Turner Construction having to pay each day it's delayed? If so, how much?
Late Tuesday evening, Turner sent us this statement:
The Turner team is working around the clock to retest and recommission one of the three components of the fire safety systems at Duval Courthouse. The Courthouse has a fully functioning automatic sprinkler system and a fully functioning fire alarm system. The third component, the smoke control system, comprises 18 zones, 14 stairwells, 16 Elevators and nearly 10,000 devices, each of which must be tested in multiple scenarios.
City leaders expect to be back in the old courthouse by Monday.