Delaware County is making plans to renovate the old Community Savings Bank building in Manchester.
The County purchased the building, which sits just a block from the courthouse, with the intent of moving a couple offices and voting equipment to that location – which will be known as the Courthouse Annex. County Supervisor Jeff Madlom says one of the offices that will relocate there is the Delaware County Treasurer’s Office.
The Delaware County Auditor’s Office will also move to the old bank building.
Delaware County Economic Development and Delaware County Tourism will also relocate their offices from the Manchester Chamber building across the street to the new Courthouse Annex. And there may be room for one or two additional offices as well.
Madlom says it will take some work to renovate the old bank building to fit the county’s needs, especially in the basement.
A sprinkler system will also be installed in the basement. Madlom says the County will not need to go out for a bond to renovate the building – they expect to have enough funds set aside to complete the project and will know more when they receive bids for the work in a few weeks. They hope to have the old bank building officially transformed into the new Courthouse Annex by April.
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