Govern­ment of­fices pre­pare for move to new build­ing

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — Many county and state em­ploy­ees are packing and la­bel­ing boxes as de­part­ments pre­pare to move both into and out of the Queen Anne’s County Lib­erty Build­ing in Cen­tre­ville.

Gov­ern­men­tal phone num­bers will re­main the same, although phones ser­vices may be dis­rupted for a brief time dur­ing the time that a de­part­ment is chang­ing lo­ca­tions.

Of­fices af­fected by the move are Plan­ning and Zon­ing, the State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, the Board of Elec­tions, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy and Com­mu­nity Af­fairs.

As the com­ple­tion of the new county of­fice build­ing off Rail­road Av­enue nears, the IT De­part­ment and Com­mu­nity Af­fairs, which in­cludes QACTV and pub­lic in­for­ma­tion, will be the first to leave the Lib­erty Build­ing and move into the new county of­fice build­ing, said Les­lie Sal­va­tori, com­mu­nity outreach spe­cial­ist for Queen Anne’s County, that move is an­tic­i­pated to take place in early May.

The Plan­ning and Zon­ing Of­fice, which had been pay­ing about $190,000 an­nu­ally in rent at the Cour­se­vall Drive lo­ca­tion, Sal­va­tori said, is ex­pected to move into the new county of­fice build­ing in mid-May. It is an­tic­i­pated that Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and An­i­mal Con­trol Com­mis­sion meet­ings will con­tinue to be held at the old Cour­se­vall Drive lo­ca­tion through June.

In mid-May, the Board of Elec­tions will move from the Com­merce Street lo­ca­tion into the new fa­cil­ity. Vot­ing will not be af­fected be­cause the dates for both the Pri­mary and Early Vot­ing are in April.

The State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice will move from the Com­merce Street lo­ca­tion into the base­ment of the Lib­erty Build­ing in June.

Sal­va­tori noted the build­ings cur­rently hous­ing the State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice and Board of Elec­tions are slated to be de­mol­ished some­time af­ter the move, as they are on the build­ing site of the planned new Queen Anne’s County Cir­cuit Court House.

The new county of­fice build­ing project broke ground in Oc­to­ber 2014. The struc­ture is 18,394 square feet on the ground level and 5,398 square feet at the base­ment level.

The build­ing will be ac­cessed from an en­trance off of Rail­road Av­enue, across from the Acme su­per­mar­ket. The ad­dress is 110 Vincit Street, Cen­tre­ville. Sal­va­tori said, the street name, Vincit, is a nod to the county’s logo which in­cludes the Latin phrase Vincit Om­nia Ver­i­tas – Truth Con­quers All Things.

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