NORWICH – Now that the administrators and support staffs of the Chenango County Department of Social Services have moved into the newly-completed West Park Place office complex, reconfiguration of the County Office Building can begin.
Initial plans were to turn over the entire third floor of the COB to the New York State Sixth Judicial District. The district attorney, public defender, courts and probation offices – making up about 30 full and part-time employees – currently reside in 16 percent of the top floor. The court system has been requesting additional space for a number of years.
To make way for the courts, the Chenango County Board of Supervisors’ chambers, clerk of the board and county auditor’s offices, and the board chairman’s and attorney’s office suite are slated to move into the DSS Annex’s second floor.