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The Madera County Resource Management Agency will have a new home next year. Barring any unforeseen problems, the RMA — made up of such departments as planning, code enforcement and engineering — will likely join other county services in the main administrative office at 200 W. 4th St. by the end of 2014.
The move was called a “no brainer” by supervisor Tom Wheeler at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, who pointed out the unanimous vote to sell the building which currently houses all RMA departments — located in the Walmart shopping center — would save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
“We have people within the RMA who travel back and forth from that building to here every day,” Wheeler said. “So you’re using man hours for no real reason … this will save taxpayers loads of money.”
All RMA departments — and 67 employees — will eventually move into the unoccupied third floor of the county’s administrative building, chief administrative officer Eric Fleming said, which was built in 2007 as part of a vigorous reorganization plan...