Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013
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The contract between the city of Middletown and Middletown City School District where the schools will move onto the fourth floor of One Donham Plaza took affect on Monday, July 1. The city is still making final adjustments to make way for the school administration, which is in the final throes of packing for the move.
Contract: A 10-year-contract with two options for 5-year extensions.
Rent: Beginning on July 1, 2015, the schools will pay $5,425 a month, which will increase by 2 percent a year beginning on July 1, 2018.
Cost savings: District officials say they spend about $65,000 a year in maintenance and utility costs.
Source: City of Middletown and Middletown City School District contract
After the move
With the Middletown City School District administration taking over the fourth floor of the Middletown City Building at One Donham Plaza, here’s what’s on the second and third floors:
Second floor: City Manager’s office, Public Works and Utilities administration, Economic Development, Small Business Development Center, Human Resources, Purchasing, Finance and Income Tax, Health Department, Clerk of Council, and the legal department.
Third floor: Engineering, Building Inspection, Community Revitalization, Planning and Zoning, and the municipal court’s small claims and civil departments, some court offices and the probation department.