Building Consolidation Saves Frederick County Millions

Building Consolidation Saves Frederick County Millions

Frederick County Commissioners approved recommendations from the Building Consolidation Task Force, which includes selling three buildings and ending the lease on two buildings.
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Commissioners voted to consolidate business space, which frees up millions of dollars in the county budget. 

The board approved recommendations from the Building Consolidation Task Force, which includes selling three buildings and ending the lease on two buildings. 

"We had a building consolidation team look at this. We've been working on it for some time, and I'm happy to say that we'll recoup a lot of the costs of some of their facilities that we have. We have surplus property," said Blaine Young, president of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners. 

One of the buildings the county will sell is the Frederick County Citizens Services building at 520 North Market Street. The others include selling buildings where IT, public works, and parks and recreation employees work.

"We're going through and doing as any private business would do, looking at assets that we have and making sure that we're utilizing them properly for the taxpayers and trying to recoup any one-time money that we can for the sales," Young said. 

Young say consolidating where some county employees work will save taxpayers a lot of money.

"The taxpayers are the assets of these facilities and properties, and they're not being utilized, so we're just going through the exercise to make sure that county government is running effectively and efficiently and looking at our assets in terms of our property and what we can seem surplus property," Young said. 

The consolidation releases $2.5 million in the county budget and terminates two leases.

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