Edmond city offices move

Monday was moving day for Edmond's information technology employees. The move begins making way for the construction of a new public safety center in downtown Edmond.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: March 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013

— Rolling carts holding boxes and books wrapped in plastic were pushed into the city's new home for the information technology department on Monday.

Movers unloaded a trailer while 16 information technology employees figured out what went where in their new offices at 1273 N Broadway.

“We knew it would be a crazy day,” said Shawn Akin, a client systems support analyst. “We are really excited to have our own space. The staff has grown and grown.”

This will be the first time the entire department has been in the same building.

A dozen of the employees moved out of the administration building, 100 E First St., which will be torn down to make room for the new public safety center.

Others worked in the Downtown Community Center, while more than $1 million of information technology equipment was housed at another location.

Monday marked the start of the move of some 60 city employees to make way for the demolition of city buildings to provide enough land for the new public safety center in downtown Edmond.

The other employees are expected to move Wednesday to 7 N Broadway, a building that has been renovated and will be leased by the city for up to five years.

Customers can pay their utility bills, employees can check on payroll issues, and applicants can check on a job at 7 N Broadway, known as the Hargrove building.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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