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Courtroom in Henderson to be remodeled

A Henderson courtroom will undergo an estimated $287,000 in remodeling work to upgrade acoustics and the interior.

Clark County commissioners approved the renovation Tuesday as a consent agenda item, which means it required no discussion before being passed along with a list of other county work orders and contracts.

The project will be paid for with a court fund fed by misdemeanor fines and other fees, rather than with the county’s general operating fund, said Jeff Wells, assistant county manager.

The courtroom is listed under Justice of the Peace David Gibson. It is about 20 years old and is being modernized in large part to bring the acoustics up to the standard of newer courtrooms, Wells said.

A preliminary work order calls for replacing wall panels, carpeting, ceiling tiles and wiring, as well as upgrading chairs, tables and benches.

The county leases space in the Robert Swadell building, where Henderson’s justice court is housed.

As part of the space-sharing agreement, commissioners in 2007 voted to have the county contribute up to $16.8 million for expanding or improving the venue. In approving the renovation Tuesday, the commission extended the county’s lease in the building until June 2039.

Contact reporter Scott Wyland at swyland@reviewjournal.com or 702-455-4519.

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