Work to remove asbestos from the Edgartown courthouse has been completed. However, the building remains without heat.
The Vineyard Gazette reports the problem started in late October because of a broken furnace in the boiler room. Repairs to the furnace were put on hold when asbestos was discovered in the crawl space.
County commissioners, last Wednesday in a special town meeting, approved the transfer of $25,000 to remove the asbestos and make repairs to the heating system. Dukes County manager Martina Thornton will seek additional funds when commissioners meet tonight. Thornton telling the Gazette that $25,000 will not cover the costs associated with the asbestos removal, chimney re-lining, and a new circulation pump.