CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Probation Department will be moving this fall into new offices at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks.
The Board of Commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with Renaissance Associates of Chambersburg to purchase the Walker Road barracks when the police move across Interstate 81 to a county-owned parcel on Franklin Farm Lane.
The sale price is $532,000 based on the average between three appraisals of the 2.2-acre parcel, said County Commissioner G. Warren Elliott. The board approved a $22,000 down payment that will go into an interest-earning escrow account until the sale is finalized.
Probation Department Administrator Rich Mertz said the 23 adult probation officers and eight staff will be moving from about 3,000 square feet of office space on Franklin Farm Lane to about 7,400 square feet at the police barracks.