Cordova Water and Gas Board relocates

By JENNIFER COHRON, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/20/17

CORDOVA — The Cordova Water and Gas Board moved into the former First Bank of Jasper location in downtown this week.

The board had been housed in City Hall prior to the April 2011 tornadoes. Shortly after the storm, all city offices moved into …

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Cordova Water and Gas Board relocates

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CORDOVA — The Cordova Water and Gas Board moved into the former First Bank of Jasper location in downtown this week.

The board had been housed in City Hall prior to the April 2011 tornadoes. Shortly after the storm, all city offices moved into the old National Guard Armory.

The board remained at the Armory after the new City Hall opened in June 2015.

After the Cordova branch of First Bank of Jasper closed last May, board chairman Jack Drummond approached bank leadership about donating the building, a modular unit, to the board.

The deal was finalized through Synovus Financial Corporation in December.

“It’s more convenient for our customers because of the drive-thru, and it’s something moving back downtown. Maybe it will help the Pig get a customer or two when someone comes down to pay their bill,” Drummond said.

He added that the board will also save on utilities by moving out of the Armory.

The board office closed on Tuesday while staff made the transition to the new location.

Wednesday was the first day of business in the former bank building.

Drummond said the board will be selling some furniture and supplies that are no longer needed after the move.

The items will be priced and moved to the back of the Armory.

A date for the public to view the items has not been set.

The board is also taking applications for a new bookkeeper. Teresa Robbins is retiring after 25 years with the board. Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 28.