Rogers County government is on the move.
Road crews showed up at 7 a.m. on Monday morning to move the District Attorney’s Office and the courts across the street to the new courthouse.
Workers loaded packed, color-coded boxes on pallets, then wrapped the pallets and maneuvered them with pallet jacks through the crowded hallways of the old courthouse.
A front-end loader picked up the pallets on the east steps of the old courthouse and moved them across the street to the west steps of the new courthouse. From there, other crews moved the pallets into the new offices.
District 2 Commissioner Mike Helm offered a prayer for the safety of those working on the move during the commission’s regular meeting on Monday morning.
Using the county road workers instead of an outside moving company is saving the county money, the commissioners said.
Each county office has the assistance of county crews one to two days for its move. Friday, April 26, is the final moving day. The office will be closed on its moving day.
If everything goes according to plan, all offices should be open in the new courthouse on Monday, April 29.
Commissioners will meet at the new courthouse next Monday, April 22.
Here is the schedule for the move:
Monday, April 15: District Attorney and Courts
Tuesday, April 16: District Attorney, Courts,Drug Court
Wednesday, April 17: Court Clerk, Information Technology, Bogus Checks, Community Service
Thursday, April 18: Court Clerk, Treasurer
Friday, April 19: Treasurer, Protective Orders
Monday, April 22: County Clerk, Human Resources
Tuesday, April 23: County Clerk, Sheriff, Maintenance
Wednesday, April 24: Sheriff, OSU, Planning Commission
Thursday, April 25: Assessor, OSU, Commissioner’s Office
Friday, April 26: Assessor, Emergency Management