BOCC examines possible SO move

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 01:49 PM.

Harrison offered as an alternative the old Health Department building on Long Avenue, which is currently in use by the SO investigative unit.

For months there has been discussion about whether the building would be a viable option for the SO and Harrison said it would fit the bill.

However, the Supervisor of Elections Office is a significant hurdle, at least for Commissioner Tan Smiley.

The county elections office is currently the major tenant of the old Health Department building, though it uses less than half the available square footage of the building.

But as the lone county building with space, Commissioner Warren Yeager said moving the SO in and the elections back to the County Courthouse complex was the “easiest solution.”

“It’s a waste not to use but half of the building,” said Commissioner Carmen McLemore. “I think it makes sense.”

But Smiley disagreed, saying that placing the elections directly next door to the county jail was a poor fit.



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