“I am satisfied with the Justice Center’s downtown location,” Terrell said. “It is not entirely in our hands. From the meetings I have attended, the Administrative Office of the Courts pushes to keep Justice Centers downtown. If they take it away, then the downtown area dries up. Good, bad or indifferent, it’s what we have to play with.”
Terrell said, “(County Attorney H.B. Quinn) did right by rescinding his offer to sell the Terrell Building, but it leaves the county with the need to find a new location for the sheriff and 911. I hope it works out, but they will have to move soon to start on the Justice Center. It will trail off before the new judge takes office, so either Stan (Humphries) or I won’t have to address it.”
Looking back on the Fiscal Court’s decision to purchase the Terrell Building, Terrell said, “They were working from the standpoint of time. Since hindsight is 20/20, I am sure they would do it differently. As far as the remodeling goes, I think they felt like it was a sure deal, which is not uncommon in a small area.”
Terrell added, “I don’t think there was any blatant impropriety on the part of Quinn. He operated on the front end and tried to save the county some money. When the Attorney General inquired about the conflict of interest, H.B. did the right thing.”
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