WUFT News

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office will move within the year

By on January 14th, 2013

In Alachua County, six proposals have been submitted for the design, construction and renovation to an existing building that will house the Supervisor of Elections and possibly other departments within the county.

“Basically, right now we have a space problem within the county, and the supervisor of elections is needing additional space,” said Alachua County Purchasing Manager Larry Sapp.

The supervisor of elections office is currently located at 111 SE First Ave. The properties under consideration, along with the real estate companies representing them, are:

  • Airport industrial park area; Coldwell Banker Commercial
  • NW 13th Street; 5440 Group
  • NW 13th Street and NW 23rd Avenue; Ken Properties
  • N Main and NW 23rd Avenue; Bosshardt Realty Services
  • NW Sixth Street; Synergy Design-Build
  • NW 13th Street and NW 23rd Avenue; Saul Silber Properties

A long-term lease will be negotiated once city officials determine which space will be large enough to fit both the supervisor’s operations and other departments in the county.

“It’ll be a while,” Sapp said of the renovation’s time frame. “I do know that we are hoping to be moving at least the supervisor of elections by the end of this calendar year.”

Michelle Plitnikas wrote this story online.


This entry was posted in Local and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Local

The band members of Guts, from left to right: Kara Smith, bass and vocals; Samantha Jones, guitar, bass, drums and vocals; Kentucky Costellow, drums; and Rebecca Butler, keys and tenor ukulele. Guts plays for campers in the Gainesville Girls Rock Camp on Friday after lunch. The camp, which is in its third year, focuses on using music to empower young girls. Christine Preston / WUFT News

Rock Camp Empowers Young Girls In Gainesville

The Gainesville Girls Rock Camp uses music to empower young girls and teens. Girls gain self-confidence throughout the program and learn to encourage each another.


Signs indicating unsafe levels of bacteria in Hogtown Creek were posted in June, according to Linda Demetropoulos, nature manager of the city of Gainesville Parks Department. Visitors can find these signs around various areas of local parks.

Hogtown Creek Bacteria Levels Unsafe For Human Use

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department has found unsafe levels of bacteria in Hogtown Creek waters.


I-75 at MM385 is backed up due to manhunt. Photo via @GACSmarttraffic.

I-75 Shut Down After Trooper Involved In Shooting

Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.


Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid, and Rich Blaser, co-founder of Infinite Energy, explain how Josh impacted the start-up community in Gainesville. They were part of a group of young entrepreneurs in Gainesville who met monthly to discuss their work.

Memorial Held for Gainesville Entrepreneur

A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.


Gainesville Pictures 467

Lupus Patient Starts Support Group in Gainesville

Adoabi Ugochukwu, 22, was diagnosed with lupus at 15 years old. Now, she’s planning on starting a support group in Gainesville for lupus patients.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments