County seeking answers to courthouse foundation cracking

Bartholomew County Commissioners are trying to find a solution to the limestone cracking that is threatening the county courthouse foundation and the neighboring Memorial for Veterans.

The Commissioners agreed Monday to pay DLZ Engineering up to $7,000 to investigate the problems at the facilities. Charlie Day with DLZ said that the study would estimate the life cycle of the building with an emphasis on the building engineering, plumbing, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning and the conditions of the structure itself.

Day said that the work could take up to 60 days and the commissioners want a final report by the end of the year. County Commissioners approved the contract with DLZ earlier this week.