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County will continue to rent municipal court building in Huber Heights

The court building, located at 6111 Taylorsville Road, houses Montgomery County’s Eastern Division court.

Before this new lease, the county and the city had extended an old agreement that kept the court in Huber Heights through the end of the year. In several public meetings, the city debated at length whether to ask the county to buy the space it leases.

Montgomery County will lease the space for 10 years starting in January 2020. There will be two 10-year options to renew the lease.

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The county will pay $84,000 for the court building for the first year and the rate will increase 2% every year after that. This is a total of nearly $920,000 over the course of the lease.

The county’s Western Division municipal court will move to Trotwood in 2020. The new court facility is expected to open in mid-2020.

The Western Division court has been located in New Lebanon.

The Western Division court serves Brookville, Clay Twp. Farmersville, Jackson Twp., Jefferson Twp., New Lebanon, Perry Twp., Phillipsburg, Trotwood and Verona.

The Eastern Division serves primarily Huber Heights and Riverside.

Huber Heights City Manager Rob Schommer said having access to the court in Huber Heights is convenient for residents of the city as well as those who live in Riverside.

The court has been in the Taylorsville Road building since 1997.

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