CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority agreed to a 20-year extension on a lease for a building in the Cumberland Valley Business Park that likely will become the county's new emergency communications center.
"We have clearly outgrown the basement of the courthouse," Commissioner Bob Thomas said. "The building has to be somewhat retrofitted for a 911 center," he said of the warehouse.
The county is in the third year of a five-year lease on Building 426, which it has used primarily for storage, including the county's voting machines, said John Van Horn, the authority's executive director. The lease for the 18,900-square-foot building is $56,700 a year, he said.
The new agreement, a series of four five-year extensions, calls for the county to pay the authority $12,000 a year, Van Horn said. The difference is that the county will be responsible for all maintenance and utilities, he said.