By MATT HOPF
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
Adams County officials have been notified by the Salvation Army that it will vacate space in the former Health Department offices in the Adams County Courthouse by the end of March.
The County Board's Finance Committee received notice of the termination Monday. The Salvation Army has leased 5,510 square feet in the eastern wing of the courthouse since Aug. 1. Family services are housed in the space as the Salvation Army awaits completion of its new $2.2 million facility at the northeast corner of Fifth and Broadway.
In July, the County Board extended the lease through May 31 but gave the Salvation Army the option of terminating the lease by giving the county 30 days' notice.
Rent for the space is $4,500 a month.
Also on Monday, the Finance Committee approved the Sheriff's Department request to buy jail management software and a new squad car.
Committee Chairman Duane Venvertloh, R-7, said the requests are included in the department's capital budget. The squad car will cost $22,007, although a portion will be covered by an insurance payment. The software cost is $7,390. Venvertloh said the department's current software is the oldest that the county uses.