Plymouth: County Commissioners looking to make a move

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Plymouth County Commissioners have occupied the building, located behind and adjacent to the 1820 Courthouse, since 1972. But it looks like their days at the downtown Plymouth location are numbered.

It is in the planning stage right now, but the Plymouth County Commissioners hope to move out of the Commissioners’ building by the end of the fiscal year. They would move into space previously occupied by the Emergency Operations Center in the County-owned building on Obery Street.

County Administrator Brian McDonald stated: “We’re negotiating with the Redevelopment Authority to extend the lease with the County under the existing terms for three months and then after that with a financial contribution, as a rental, as yet to be determined figure, for a period of up to six months.”

The lease with the PRA expired last month and current terms call for the Commissioners pay for the utilities and the insurance. McDonald says a time line for the Obery Street building is being developed: “The Superintendent of Buildings, Doug Wedge, is conducting a review of the Obery Street building in terms of what needs to be done to upgrade the facility and give us a time line and a financial number in terms of what it would cost to make that building user-friendly.”

About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.