The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 4, 2012

Authority moving to Central Park Complex

David Hurst
dhurst@tribdem.com

JOHNSTOWN — The Cambria Somerset Authority is on the move.

Well, its Johnstown office is, at least.

And the authority’s manager, Earl Waddell, said it will mean an annual savings to the board.

The authority’s office will move later this month to the second floor of the county-owned Central Park Complex along Locust Street, leaving its Walnut Street space behind.

“Basically, the building we’re in has been sold and we either had the option of moving to the first floor or finding a different location, and this seemed like the better solution,” Waddell said.

Monthly rent for the new space – nearly identical in size at approximately 1,000 square feet – will be about the same, he added.

But the county building offers free high-speed phone and Internet service through the county system, which will save the CSA about $3,000 annually once the current contract with Atlantic Broadband expires in February, he said.

“It’s a win for us and the county,” said CSA Chairman Jim Greco, noting monthly rent will total $12,000 annually to the county.

The Jacoby, Pawlowski & Trexler firm acquired the Walnut building and plans to relocate there soon, Waddell said. It currently occupies second-floor space on Main Street in town.

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