UPDATE: Monroe County offices closed through Friday

Update 4.10.18:

UNION, W.Va. — Offices that had to be relocated Monday due to mold discovered at the Monroe County Courthouse will be closed for the rest of this week.

Monroe County Commission President Shane Ashley said they decided Tuesday morning it would be best to close the affected offices which include the County Commission, Clerk and Assessor’s Office Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

“The work has started on the assessor’s office. We will be closing to allow better access for the workers in and out. We’re working the problem and hopefully they’ll have the downstairs floor finished this week.”

Ashley said progress has been made, but crews still have a long way to go.

“Hopefully they’ll have the downstairs floor finished this week. We’re going to have some more work to do in the courtroom upstairs.”

He expects that work in the courtroom to begin next week.

Original 4.9.18:

UNION, W.Va. — A couple of offices had to be relocated Monday after mold was discovered in the Monroe County Courthouse.

“We had some mold problems before, and we had the same company come back in and take a look at some things that look suspect,” Monroe County Commission President Shane Ashley said.

Both the Monroe County Commission office and the Clerk’s office have temporarily been relocated to another part of the building while professionals work to remedy the problem. Otherwise, regular operations will not be affected.

Ashley added the County Commission will meet tomorrow to determine a course of action.

“The one side seems to be, according to our guy, unaffected. Just one wall down the side, so we’re trying to deal with that.”

The Monroe County Courthouse is located along Main Street in Union.

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