By Roxanne Thompson
The heavy, rolling files in the Limestone County courthouse basement must be moved immediately as they present a danger to the district clerks who use them, said Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis.
He gave the report to county commissioners at their May 24 meeting, while reporting on what options the county has to repair the floor.
Callis emphasized that the courthouse building itself is structurally sound but only has a problem in one area of the basement floor.
The rolling file system in the corner room where district criminal files are kept requires a perfectly flat surface to be safe, he said.
“I went down and rolled one back and let it roll freely,” he said. “It would crush two good men. They have to put a 2x4 between them to get their files; we have to do something about that immediately.”
Callis provided the court two options to remedy the situation: