Wexford Co. Board of Commissioners Pursuing Lawsuit Over Jail Issues

“We just hope to get things taken care of and cleaned up and have no issues.”

A brand new Wexford County Jail now at the center of a lawsuit.

After a number of issues, the Wexford County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to begin the process of suing the architect and contractor behind the county jail.

The Granger Construction Company of Lansing, and architect Hooker Dejong, Inc. finished the project in November.

Since opening, the jail has had issues with showers not turning off, plumbing, and a leaking roof.

But time is running out to fix everything because the warranty is up in October.

“It’s a beautiful facility, state of the art, were very very fortunate to have such a nice building for our jail and sheriff’s department, it’s beautiful. But there’s still a little bugs in it that we have to take care of and that’s what we’re moving towards doing,” said County interim Administrator Elaine Richardson.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we work to keep you updated on the status of this lawsuit.