County braces for move to Eaton Center

NORWICH – With a set summer deadline to relocate Chenango County’s judicial offices from the County Office Building to The Eaton Center office complex in Norwich, county administrators are ironing out details of the move and bracing for the changes that follow.

“We’re still on track, but we are working out some minor space issues,” explained RC Woodford, Chenango County Clerk of the Board. “If things continue the way they are, we should have all (court) offices in The Eaton Center by the third quarter this year.”

County court facilities have been working closely with Who’s We? LLC, proprietor of The Eaton Center, and engineers hired by Who’s We? since a lease agreement was signed by the County Board of Supervisors in September. Contractors – also hired by Who’s We? – are currently making necessary modifications before court offices move in.

While there have been minor disputes among various departments during the planning process, Woodford said those issues are being resolved and there are no major concerns at this point. The Chenango County Public Defender’s Office has already relocated to The Eaton Center, he added. Officials hope to start moving additional offices over by late spring.

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