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Cerro Gordo taxpayers to save thousands each month with DHS office move


This news story was published on April 13, 2019.
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525 9th Street SE

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo taxpayers will save thousands of dollars each month as DHS offices will move to new location and a lower rent payment.

The former Curries office building at 525 9th Street SE in Mason City will be the new home for the offices of the Cerro Gordo county Department of Human Services (DHS) agency.  They will occupy the entire second floor and half of the first floor of the building, which is owned by Jeff Tierney.

Currently there is some remodeling going on in the building, NIT is told, and the move will be done by July 1.

“This is a win-win for the county taxpayers and DHS,” Cerro Gordo Supervisor Chris Watts, who was in favor of the move, told NIT.  “Plus, the parking near Mohawk Square will be less congested as a result.”  Supervisors Tim Latham and Casey Callanan also supported the move.

The move from the current office space in Mohawk Square will save county taxpayers $3,035 per month, NIT is told.

Existing bus routes to DHS offices will be altered slightly to accommodate clients.

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8 Responses to Cerro Gordo taxpayers to save thousands each month with DHS office move

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Yes drive without a license like they do to the probation office. Take a UA.test positive and then drive home. Makes sense doesn’t it ??!?!? Happens every day!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2019 at 1:57 am

    One stop shopping is now over !!!
    Currently they can get their food stamps, take their kid to juvenile probation and then go to adult probation in the same building. Rinse and repeat!!! Generations have had this one stop shop. O I guess they probably still get gas money to go to “college” so I guess they can drive to the new DHS.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Can’t wait to get my tax refund from the county.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Why has the Health Department not been moved. It is very difficult for handicapped to get to and very expensive. I am sure we can save a ton of money if it was moved to a different location.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2019 at 12:53 am

    angie determan has been taking the city for years, now determan electric that owns the old highschool will be left high and dry. he got more rent in one year from the county then he paid for the entire building ($12,000)

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

      So what? The president would have done the same thing. And probably has.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

        You must mean the Demoncraps. They are they party of Criminals and Traitors.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    April 13, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Good move.