Patience needed before making plans

Published 12:12 pm Friday, December 1, 2017

With the referendum vote in the rearview mirror, Southampton County supervisors and residents must look anew to the future on how to most economically, effectively and efficiently renovate the courthouse.

As reported the other day, during the meeting on Monday night, Moseley Architect representative Tony Bell reviewed what had taken place before that led to the vote, and what’s next.

Even before his presentation, residents speaking during the public comment portion called on the supervisors not to rush into making any expensive decisions.

Wisely, the board heeded their words. Likely, the members were already thinking the same thing. After all, who has $26.5M just laying around?

So rather than give MA carte blanche on the renovations, the supervisors insisted on learning all they can to get the best product for the best price.

For now, they agreed only to have the architects confirm space needs for any courthouse renovations and conceptual design.

We’ll be interested along with everyone else to see how this project develops.