Here is what one local resident has to say:
"The current board of commissioners has spent over two years and over $400,000 on trying to re-locate several county offices and yet they do not seem to have anything to show for their time and [The People's] money. The project has gone from being at the former St. Francis building (purchased for $1.3 million) to 34 East Middle Street demolition and re-build with an undisclosed amount spent on that plan to a new construction plan for a new building by the prison in Straban Township. A contract to design and prepare bid documents was awarded in the amount of $395,000 for this Straban building, but the bids came back "too high". Now, having spent all this, a new undisclosed location is under consideration and the commissioners will not discuss/disclose any of the details. This is in clear violation of the Sunshine Act and somehow I have lost faith in their ability to make this decision on their own without public input."
Now we are asking for a petition to be signed by The People of Adams County regarding the debacle that the decision on how to expand the County's office space has now become.
Please go to this link to read and sign the petition to the Commissioners.
The Commissioners have a real serious problem with their wheeling and dealing in private, and not taking public comment [the Commissioners Meetings have become nothing more than a dog and pony show] And with the election a bit over a month away, keep this problem in mind.
[Update 10/1/2015 11 AM: Apparently the Commissioners have decided to make their decision on the office space expansion and then hold another dog and pony show-- I mean meeting -- for the public on October 8th. Please go read and sign the petition. This farce of a County Government has to be stopped!]
Only new faces in the Commissioners offices will change this reclusive mindset.
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