The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Lifestyles

January 31, 2014

County officials tour satellite office

CLINTON — Clinton County elected officials and employees roamed through bare hallways, looking at newly carpeted floors and newly constructed offices.

The County Board of Supervisors and other county employees participated in a final walk-through at the Clinton County Satellite office, 226 11th St., DeWitt. The phase two project cost more than $800,000.

The phase two project included the renovation of a large portion of the building and the creation of several offices. The satellite building will include offices for the treasurer, Veterans Affairs, Case Management, Environmental Health and the Board of Health, the medical examiner and Early Childhood Iowa. The area includes a reception area, break room, small meeting room, kitchenette and a large meeting room.

Bob Summers, of the Clinton County Heath Department and Environmental Service, walked through the building Thursday. He said the office built for him should meet his needs, though he does have a lot to move in.

“I’m glad we’re getting to the end and ready to occupy,” Supervisor Jill Davisson said. “And I think it’s a lovely building that will serve the people of Clinton County for a very long time.”

However, employees will not move in just yet. Before the county begins moving people in, the board is going to find out if the planned parking lot work will be cheaper if the building is still empty or not. Contractors were asked to submit bids for both scenarios, which will be opened Feb. 10.

“If it pays us to stay out of their way and do the parking lot before we move in, (it will be) July or August,’ Davisson said. Otherwise, the county could move in during March.

Building Maintenance Manager Corey Johnson said the project ran smooth. The project saw five or six change orders for a total of between $4,000 or $5,000.

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