February 21, 2012
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County office locations to shift this spring
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Benton County employees are preparing for a series of moves this spring.
Late in 2010 Benton County announced it was purchasing the Heath Building, which housed the United States Forest Service Siuslaw National Forest offices. The county expects to save money in the long-term once the mortgage is paid in full. Several county operations now will move out of space leased by the county.
The newly renamed Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, in Corvallis will house the consolidated taxation, finance, assessment and budget department, as well as Human Resources, Oregon State University Extension Service of Benton County, the Juvenile Department and Dial-A-Bus.
The Board of Commissioners Office will move out of the Benton Plaza building to the county-owned office space now occupied by the Benton County Assessment Department, 205 NW Fifth St., in Corvallis. All county departments currently in the Avery Complex, Law Enforcement Center in downtown Corvallis and the Benton County Courthouse will remain in their current locations.
The timeline for moving is as follows:
March 30 through April 3: Assessor, Human Resources and Tax/Finance move to Sunset Building;
· May 18 through 22: Board of Commissioners moves to location on Fifth Street in Corvallis;
· June 29 through July 3: Juvenile Department and OSU Extension Service of Benton County relocate to Sunset Building; and
· July 9: Dial-A-Bus and other agencies begin moving into Sunset Building.
“We will be working to minimize the impacts of all of these moves on our constituents,” Benton County Board of Commissioners Chair Jay Dixon said. “It is critical to us that quality of service remain as high as possible even during these moves.”