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Voters to decide how to pay for courthouse

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By Jenny Hartley

It was once a question of "if" Lancaster County would build a courthouse using a 1-cent sales tax.

That was before a fire, set by an arsonist, destroyed the second floor of the 180-year-old Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4.

Now, County Council has decided the county can no longer postpone building a new courthouse.

Council approved an installment-purchase plan to build a $33 million courthouse this fall and decided to pay for it with a penny sales tax or an increase in property taxes.


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