JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- A year after opening, Action News has learned some equipment in the courthouse is starting to break.
It still looks new inside the $350 million courthouse, but beneath the pristine pillars is a new problem. It's costing taxpayers more money and the building has only been open a year.
Action News obtained emails showing some audio visual equipment is broken and the warranty expired last month. The city didn't budget money to pay for repairs. While it's only $3,500 now, there's another issue. The building and equipment are only a year old.
The problem is a big issue for Councilman Greg Anderson. He's heading up a team looking at what went wrong with the project and how the cost spiraled out of control. This latest problem we told him about is a small part of a long list.
The fire system still hasn't passed a full test and the warranty is out on that too. Anderson stopped short of answering whether taxpayers got their money's worth on this building. "I don't know if I want to answer that question. The building was built to serve the community for many years," said Anderson.
The councilman tells us they will have to look at allocating money for maintenance on the courthouse in future budgets. We are told Turner Construction is still working to fix problems with the fire system and will pick up the cost because it happened before the warranty ended.