Referendum question to change – it's no longer a question if a new courthouse will be built

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By Jenny Hartley

It's no longer a matter of if the county will build a new courthouse.

The questions now are when and how to pay for it.

County Council is exploring a new way to fund the construction of a new courthouse after an arsonist set fire to the historic Lancaster County Courthouse last week.

Before the fire, council had approved two of three readings to hold a bond referendum to raise $33 million to build a new courthouse. The funds would have come from an extra 1 percent sales tax put on the ballot for voters to approve in the Nov. 4 general election.

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