The Green Lake County Board is reviewing six options for the downtown campus for when the major departments relocate to County Road A.

The move is expected to come later this year.

Board members reviewed six options for the downtown site at a special meeting last week Thursday.

Currently left behind from the new facility are 30 employees in six departments: County clerk, treasurer, register of deeds, land conservation, land-use planning and zoning, and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

The options range from doing nothing at all, to total downtown renovation, to moving the remaining departments out to County Road A with the others.

Included with each option was a construction cost, as well as long-term costs for utilities and maintenance.

Some of the options include using the current safety building (Sheriff’s Department) for The Cornerstone Project Inc., which seeks to provide a local wellness facility.

Green Lake developer Ernie Hunter has also pitched ideas to use the downtown property.

County Board members took no action at the special meeting last week.

The board could choose an option as early as the next regular meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 16. See a complete chart of the six options in the Feb. 4 issue of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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