BOCC: yea to SO move; no on elections office to courthouse

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

“And it is part of the jail, I think Commissioner Smiley made a good point last week,” he said.

Commissioners voted to allow administrator Don Butler, Hanlon and Harrison to work together to identify a space for the elections office and a process to a seamless move.

Commissioners also approved going out for Request for Proposals to any property owners wishing to enter into a lease/rental agreement to provide the county building space in downtown Port St. Joe.

As Yeager noted there are several available buildings in the downtown area.

Smiley, returning to an ongoing pet issue, said the BOCC should take the opportunity as it prepares to spend money to provide new space for the GCSO to invite officials with the city of Port St. Joe to sit down and discuss potential consolidation of law enforcement.

“That is a city issue and that is their decision but I have no problem communicating with them,” Yeager said.

Butler also received approval to begin work to create a secure evidence room at the Long Avenue building as a first step in moving the GCSO.



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