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Nice video of Recorder’s Office moving

Here’s the video, by Gazette photographer Jim Slosiarek:

Here’s the news story: Linn County departments have begun moving their offices from around Westdale Mall to Linn County West, at the old Steve & Barry’s store on the east side of the mall.

The first department to move is the Recorder’s Office, which is moving its computers and desks with the help of volunteers from Kirkwood Community College. The Recorder’s Office has been on the second level of Westdale since the flood, next door to J.C. Penney.

“We’ll be moving the big books on Saturday,” Linn County Recorder Joan McCalmant said.

The Treasurer’s Office, Auditor’s Office, Planning and Development, Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities, Veteran Affairs Office and other departments will all move over by month’s end.

Sheriff Brian Gardner expects to bring inmates back to the Linn County Jail this month, but said some of the contractors working at the jail are lagging a little bit.

The Board of Supervisors, which is located in the downtown Palmer Building, will move to Linn County West by the end of June, as will Finance and Budget, Human Resources, Risk Management, juvenile probation offices, Clerk of Courts and court functions for Juvenile, Small Claims and Traffic Courts.

County offices and court functions will remain at this temporary Linn County West location until permanent facilities are complete.


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