Eric Ratts of DLZ, the engineering and contracting firm the county is discussing plans with, made a presentation to the council of where Putnam County is the process.
said a project of this nature goes in four stages, and the county remains in the infancy of the first stage: planning.
"This is typically the hardest phase," Ratts
"Planning is the stage at which a community must decide what it wants to do about a problem, if anything.
"We're only here trying to determine what is best for Putnam County," Ratts
At issue is the future of the Putnam County Annex, which is currently housed at the old Jones School
on Liberty Street in Greencastle
While the county has housed offices in the building for a decade now, the structure has a number of problems.
These include its mechanical and electrical systems, its lack of ADA accessibility and its layout being designed for classrooms, not for offices.
told the council the county has four options: 1) Do nothing; 2) Renovate the current location; 3) Move to a new location (the old Marsh building has been considered; and 4) Build a new building.