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Monday, December 05, 2011
JC annouces intermittent office closures during move into new Complex
Jackson County is announcing intermittent office closures throughout November and December as more than 120 employees across 16 departments move into the new Services Complex in Downtown Pascagoula (2915 Canty Street).
The departments are scheduled to begin their moves incrementally throughout next month on the following dates:
November 18: Tax Collector (NOW OPEN)
November 21: Tax Assessor (NOW OPEN)
November 28: Board Attorney (NOW OPEN)
Land Records (NOW OPEN, Suite R)
December 5: Supervisors, Purchasing, Finance, Human Resources, Inventory, County Admin., Public Information Office, Mailroom, Grants (NOW OPEN)
December 12: Planning Department (NOW OPEN - phone lines may not work until Dec. 13)
December 15: Grand Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m.
During the move, citizens may expect brief periods when departments will be unable to help them in person so it is recommended that they call prior to heading to the new facility.
There is adequate parking on the south side of the complex that allows easy access to the two wings. The three entrances, each with elevators, are labeled on the outside of the building as well.
“I think the old phrase ‘Call before you come over’ might be the best advice during this huge move,” Melton Harris, Jr., Board President explained. “We have set up this moving schedule to impact as few citizens and services as possible. This is a huge move and there will be a short term effect.”
Supervisors will hold their first meeting in the new complex’s Board Room on Monday, Dec. 5. The County has been preparing for this move for months. The Computer Department moved into the new complex in late October to begin working on network and phone connections. Dozens of employees have already begun packing their offices and training on new phone systems.
“Our employees are thrilled to be moving back to Downtown Pascagoula,” Paula Yancey, County Administrator said. “It’s important to remember; almost 100 employees have been located at the Fairgrounds since Hurricane Katrina so they’re ready to have a permanent home again.”
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2011 by Nicole Grundel
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