Former supervisor David Karaffa tells some of the story behind Augusta County's drive for a new courthouse in Verona - instead of working with the historic old courthouse in downtown Staunton.
The county exhaustively has discussed this with the City of Staunton, an agreement cannot be made because all the options to staying downtown don’t meet all the needs, and the costs are way too high for the short amount of time that it could all be jury rigged (pun intended) to work in downtown Staunton.
The best option is to build a new courthouse in Verona. It will save a ton of money in the long run, be better access for the public, safer for the citizens with more secure transfer of prisoners, and consolidates services for Augusta County residents all in one place, and you don’t have to pay to park. Ah! That’s nice.