e existing shelter is in structures built in the late 1940s; the new shelter could open in October 2009, he said.
Other bond projects:
•$6.3 million to buy and renovate a 33-year-old, five-story office building in part for DHS employees who are being displaced from a downtown Tulsa office building. Workers could move into the building as early as March.
•About $4.5 million to build a DHS county office building in Ada. The Pontotoc County Health Department plans to build an adjacent building. The two entities have an agreement to proportionately share costs of design services and another agreement is pending to share construction and maintenance costs. The DHS center and county health building are scheduled to open in June 2009.
•$4.4 million to build a county office building in Sapulpa. The existing DHS office is in an old post office building and is too small. DHS leases another building in downtown Sapulpa. The new building is expected to open in September 2009.