In Pulaski County, the discussion continued regarding moving the assessor’s office, currently located in the courthouse, to a building across the street. Assessor Holly VanDerAa approached the commissioners again this week for an update, having sent each commissioner a letter proposing that the building, owned by Geneva McKinley, be used as the new assessor’s office.
VanDerAa explained that the building is currently being occupied by Crystal Sanders, but she is closing her business soon due to an appointment, leaving the entire building for rent. The building, she explained, would be vacated Feb. 1, and she sent the commissioners information regarding the building’s size, lot size, a map layout, and other information that McKinley had shared concerning electric, air conditioning, and heating expenses.
The commissioners had previously toured the building, and understand that the asking price is $77,000. Commissioner Larry Brady made a motion to pursue the rental of the building and Commissioner Terry Young said it’s a “no-brainer,” as the auditor needs the space.
The motion passed with none opposed, and VanDerAa will now approach the council for a request. Unfortunately, she is attending a conference the night of the next council meeting, so she will have an employee go in her stead.