The city of Monticello is known for its historic buildings and quaint stores, and sandwiched among specialty stores are several county offices, but that will soon change.
County officials are moving all of its offices to the old Jefferson County High School.
Felix "Skeet" Joyner, Jefferson County Commissioner, says, "I have a goal set for the end of the year. We're going to try to do it in phases. Hopefully we're going to get building and planning moved into their new facility within the next couple of months.”
In the coming months, these county offices will he moved to the old Jefferson County High School site, making room for potential business, while giving this county an economic shot in the arm.
Merchants like Lynn Long are excited about the change.
Lynn Long, an antiques dealer, says, "It would be great if it's some commercial type of business 'cause I think it will be a plus for our town. It'll bring more people in from the surrounding areas, it will be great.”
County officials say it's a great opportunity for them to be able to house all county related offices in one area, making it accessible for residents.