Save Administrative Dollars by Consolidating Office Space
Benton County’s home is its courthouse. Most of the courthouse is used by the State of Oregon for the purpose of running the courts. Lack of courthouse space makes it necessary for Benton County to rent a large amount of office space to house its departments. Benton County should join the State of Oregon and Federal Government in taking advantage of some of the best office space available in the county.
Hewlett-Packard has offered to allow the county to lease up to 84,000 square feet of Class A office space at a very reasonable rate. This facility has everything the county needs to bring down the cost of doing business. Fewer county employees would be needed to operate out of one building. The rate includes full service, which covers all maintenance and operating expenses. The county could reduce the facility department, allowing funds to be used for other budgetary items. There are conference rooms, an on-site exercise room (which would cost $10.00 per person monthly and could be part of the county’s health plan), abundant parking, athletic fields, and access to the building cafeteria. Hewlett-Packard has systems furniture in place that can be made available for Benton County’s use at no charge (except for moving costs).