Houston County Commission Temporarily Relocating

The Houston County Commission building will change location soon, but not for long.

Tomorrow night commission leaders will vote a renovation budget.

If passed, it would move county employees across the street in old Mayor Electric Supply building.

That would happen in late December and last up to six months.

In the meantime, County leaders say they're excited about the change,

"We will have to put some money into it, so where the public can use the building and our employees, but we would have had to pay a significant amount of rent somewhere to relocate 42,000 square feet of office space. Not only that, we hope that someone else will be able to use it after us and it will become a viable part of downtown,” said Chairman Mark Culver.

The Mayor Electric Supply building was donated to Houston County.

It would cost more than $180,000 to update that building for daily function.

Now when the county moves out and the property sells, the Commission will get $80,000 back.