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Thursday September 3rd, 2015 3:17PM

Several more Hall offices now in new location

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Several more Hall County offices have moved into the new county government center on the west side of Gainesville. They made the move Tuesday. Plans for the move were announced last week.

Included are all offices formally located in the Development Services Building on Prior Street, as well as the Engineering Division in the Joint Administration Building.

The elections and voter registration office moved into the new complex earlier in the summer.

Departments moving into the new building Tuesday are:

Business License
Planning
Building Inspections
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Marshals
Engineering

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization's offices were moved into the new building Tuesday, as well.

County departments will continue to move into the new building throughout September and October. County officials say consolidating the county's numerous department locations will improve customer service, increase staff efficiency, reduce operational costs, and eliminate office space rentals.

Voters approved a total of $17 million in SPLOST VI (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funding for renovation of the old courthouse and annex and relocation of administration offices. The former Liberty Mutual building, located at Browns Bridge and McEver roads, was purchased using $6.1 million in SPLOST dollars, and renovations of the new building are budgeted at $2.9 million.
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