CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - 19 Action News has found a new government building has another perk paid for with your tax dollars.
Workers at the new Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center never have to shovel, no matter how much it snows because our money just paid for heated sidewalks.
The county and a court spokesperson both confirm the new court sidewalks have a built in snow melting system, we're told sensors are built in and coils heat up the pavement.
The county says this cuts down on maintenance and less liability for accidents.
This system is on even before the building opens since lots of workers are there.
How is heated sidewalks possible? Money is so tight county workers are still forced to take days off to help the budget.
The new building set to open end of March.
19 Action News meantime is still waiting to find out how much the snow melting system actually cost.
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