COLUMBUS – Almost two years of planning and construction culminated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Town of Columbus courtroom late last week.
The courtroom was a combined effort between the Town of Columbus and the court system headed by Town Justice Richard M. Fornito. According to Fornito, the courtroom actually has multiple purposes in the town. “We had no other meeting place other than the Town Hall,” he said.
Fornito went on to explain that, as court volumes have increased, the town needed a courtroom better equipped to handle them. The new courtroom holds 55 people and is made up of three separate rooms – the courtroom, judge’s chambers, and a jury meeting room.