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Elevator back in operation
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Repairs to the courthouse elevator worked and the elevator is once again operational.

The elevator at Warren County Courthouse is up and running.

According to County Executive Jimmy Haley, a representative from Otis Elevator Company placed weights in the elevator and a gear box was replaced, but the elevator is operational.

“Otis came and worked on it,” said Haley. “The good news is it will only take a few thousand dollars to fix the elevator instead of $40,000.”

The update was given to members of the county Safety Committee on Monday.

Last month, county maintenance employee Greg Bowdoin stated the hydraulic cylinder malfunctioned which caused the elevator to stop on the second floor. In an attempt to correct the situation, Otis planned to place weights in the elevator in hopes of bringing it down. 

“The weights worked,” said Haley. 

If weights hadn’t corrected the problem, handicap accessibility was the issue due to both courtrooms being on the second floor of the courthouse. Consideration was being given to holding court cases at Warren County Administrative Offices in the courtroom which is on the ground floor. 

The elevator is estimated to be 40 years old.