Source of the problem: Nick Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald and North repairs the heating and cooling unit atop the Hancock County Courthouse annex on Tuesday after the air conditioning was reported out there and in the courthouse. The geo-thermal unit has been a source of ongoing problems since its installation. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
Stirring the air: Activity in Hancock County Superior Court 2 didn't slow down Tuesday just because the air conditioning wasn't working at the courthouse. Employees there and in many offices set up fans to move the air.
GREENFIELD — The temperature wasn’t the only thing that was hot Tuesday in county buildings.
For the second day in a row, the county courthouse and courthouse annex were without air conditioning. As dozens of county employees worked in increasingly hot and stuffy conditions, the Hancock County Commissioners faced off in heated discussion with the company they say is responsible for years of poor, costly service.
“You’re getting the brunt of our frustration; you came in here on a hot day,” Commissioner Derek Towle told Mark Sundstrom, a sales representative for Trane.