Commissioners discuss sheriff's office move

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Bryan responded that she believed the BOCC could approach the EDA before that time, given the problems the county has had leasing the 10,000 square foot building, including the breaking of the current lease by Wewahitchka-based Tifco.

Yeager agreed that the ultimate solution could be a new facility, but suggested the Supervisor of Elections office was the best fit given the available square footage.

The SO investigative unit currently uses a portion of the Old Health Department building, the main tenant of which is the Supervisor of Elections.

Bryan emphasized the “ordeal” of moving the Supervisor of Elections to new building, the work required ahead of a physical move and the costs.

“We are creating a lot of expense for taxpayers,” Bryan said.

She said the county could find another way to maximize the additional space in the Long Avenue building.

“I think we can make use of that space,” Bryan said. “I think we should be looking at other options of where the Sheriff’s Office could go.”

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