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Forsyth County Commissioners discuss admin building renovation
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The venue for Forsyth County commissioners’ work sessions could soon look a little different.

At a work session on Tuesday, commissioners discussed proposed renovations to the Forsyth County Administration Building following the departure of the county’s department of voter registrations and election, which has moved to a new location.

Though no official action was taken, the project would move the location of the commissioners’ large conference room – where work sessions are held – to a larger and more central room and to replace the current meeting room with offices

“The idea for this is putting it in a place where the public has access to the large conference room without getting into the secure areas,” said County Manager Eric Johnson.

Currently, visitors need to be let into the area by county staff.

The project will include moving around offices in the building. Often during work sessions, seats for those attending the meeting can be limited.

The project will not impact the nearby reception area, which was also recently renovated.

Wiring the room for cameras to keep staff from having to film meetings and having a special room for county staff to watch the meeting were proposed to maximize space.

Johnson said the work would take “a few weeks” to complete.

“We’ll probably have a couple of work sessions held next door [in the meeting room] so that we can tear this up,” he said.

Funds for the renovation will come from SPLOST VII, which County Attorney Ken Jarrard said would require a resolution authorizing the use.