Supervisors approve funds to renovate office space
Gloucester County staff members who have been dealing with less than ideal working space for many years will finally move into new offices as soon as spring.
During its Feb. 4 meeting, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $160,000 from the county’s excess fund balance to prepare space in Building Two, formerly occupied by school administration staff, for departments currently working in Building Three.
Building Three was sold in 2012 for $293,600 and the county has been leasing that space for $2,391 per month, giving school administration the opportunity to relocate to the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center.
Assistant county administrator Garrey Curry said now is the time, with the space vacant, to perform some “modest” renovations. He said it is more cost effective to conduct the work now rather than several years down the road when the space is occupied and used on a daily basis.
Work on Building Two will include HVAC replacements estimated to cost $78,000; carpet replacement at approximately $35,000; painting estimated to cost $24,000 and then some other various expenses for furniture, moving and limited physical changes to the office space.