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Balmy outside and indoorsPosted Thursday, June 21, 2007, at 5:38 AM
Things are cooled down in the Greene County Courthouse so to speak.
It seems earlier this week the building's air conditioning system was on the blink.
That's not a new experience for those working in that building -- either before, during or after construction work.
Heating and cooling has always been a technological challenge in the courthouse -- for a long, long time.
Remember the days of wearing sweaters in parts of the building and having sweat drip off of you in other parts on the same day -- no matter what season it was?
However, one would think the temperature might be consistently better after a bunch of bucks was doled out to put in a new-fangled heating and air conditioning system.
On Monday, when the temperatures outdoors were hovering at summer like levels, the conditions inside the newly constructed and on-going renovated structure were rather balmy to say the least.
While the thermometer was bubbling above 90 degrees in some offices, one officeholder decided the conditions were too adverse to conduct judicial proceedings and sent his workers home.
That was probably some "cool thinking" on the part of the judge.
Tuesday and Wednesday, things were much better in the courthouse as temperatures indoors moderated and the system again was cooling, as it should.
Not sure what happened to prompt the built-in sauna atmosphere on Monday. We've heard it could have been a combination of things -- 'system malfunction', 'improper thermostat settings, or maybe just 'operator error'.
I am sure the folks who work in the building were refreshed to learn that the system was working much better the last two days.
However, some of offices in the new addition still have cardboard and file folders placed on the windows to shield workers from the blistering sun -- caused by the lack of window blinds.
The commissioners continue 'shopping around' for some kind of window treatments to take care of the problem. That's a process that has been 'in process' for months now.
One of the two judges has already taken money out of his budget to purchase blinds on his own so his employees don't have to bear the heat.
In the meantime, I guess the other employees are just getting the added benefit of working in a no-pay tanning booth all day long.
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