Palm Beach County Alloted $600,000 For Office Furniture

The county office in Palm Beach County will soon be decorated with new office furniture after it has decided to allot $6000,000 to spend on them.

The Tourists Development Council of Palm Beach County is scheduled to move back this coming July into their renovated office that is adjacent to the airport. When it happens, the 64 staffs under the county office will be able to use their brand new office furniture which costs a total of over half a million dollars.

Based on a memo from the county, the existing furniture of the county office is deemed to be old and is not recommended to be reconfigured.

The agency received their funding from the town council and they are assigned in performing marketing tasks as well as attracting visitors into the community. They are currently seeking for approval from the county commissioners so they can buy new furniture which is estimated to cost approximately $10,000 for each employee.

The attention of Hal Valeche, County Commission, was caught by the fact that the budget they are asking for is a six-figure.

Valeche said in a statement that he is now planning to do some inquiry regarding the proposed spending of the agency after a shortage of $38 million from the proposed budget of the county for 2018.

Commissioner Valeche also added that many little things eventually lead to bigger things. They are currently experiencing budget years thus it is important more than ever to check on things in an inquiring perspective.

Documents were shown by the Palm Beach County which reveals details regarding the purchase. There is a chair for $667, a café table for $867 and a bookcase worth $691.

If the county gives the go signal, the funding for the new furniture will be coming from the bed tax dollars that the county has collected from hotel stays.

Commissioner Valeche said that that it is public money so it can be used for any purposes as long as it is spent wisely and a in a frugal manner.

The existing commercial office furniture will be given to other county offices such as the office of the county commissioner