MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee
County officials say the final cost of a July 2013 electrical fire
at the county courthouse is $19.1 million.
A news outlet
reports the county's director of administrative services said
Thursday there has been a final settlement of insurance claims. He
says all but $1 million of the $19.1 million has been paid by the
state's Local Government Property Insurance Fund. The final portion
is expected soon.
The director says
courthouse repairs are ongoing and are expected to be completed by
October or early November.
Officials were told
last year that damage to electrical components in the courthouse
basement was so severe it may be impossible to pinpoint the exact
cause of the fire.