Last Friday, the Hall County Tax Assessors Office returned to their designated office space on the first floor of the Hall County Government Center as the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) renovation project nears completion.
“County maintenance staff, MIS and contractors ensured minimal disruptions to service throughout this project, however, we are excited to return to our original space, where the public is familiar with finding us and we function most effectively,” said Hall County Chief Appraiser Steve Watson.
The Tax Assessors office was the final shift for the government center after undergoing HVAC renovations over the last year and other Hall County officials share Watson’s sentiments.
“It’s difficult to keep services running smoothly during major renovations and shifting office spaces,” said Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden, “but Hall County staff worked hard to ensure we were able to continue offering the highest levels of service and efficiency throughout the project.”
The new HVAC system is replacing an obsolete 25-year-old HVAC system, while also providing impressive energy savings for Hall County.
“Upgrading the HVAC system was a necessary improvement but also one that will provide a more efficient and comfortable building for visitors and staff while significantly cutting energy costs,” said Assistant County Administrator Katie Crumley. “Testing and balancing the new system is still in progress, but we’re grateful the construction phase of the project is complete.”
The HVAC renovations, handled by Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, included ceiling grid and tile replacements, new lighting and the modernization and renovation of the HVAC system. The $9.5 million dollar project was funded by SPLOST VIII and approved by the Hall County Board of Commissioners in January 2021.