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Rambo required to vacate law office by Oct. 31

County Attorney John Rambo is required to vacate his office on 125 E. Jackson Blvd. by Oct. 31, but renovations haven’t begun for his new space in the downtown courthouse.
Rambo said he is open to suggestions for a plan B during the Oct. 11 meeting of the Legal Services Oversight Committee.
“I think you need to consider (renting) another month,” Commissioner George “Skip” Oldham said.
“And we need to pay for it,” Commissioner Doyle Cloyd added.
Rambo was appointed in-house attorney for a four-year term by the Washington County Commission during the August meeting, and has spent the last few months winding down his private practice.
His first day as a full-time county employee is set for Thursday, Nov. 1.
The commission approved $12,000 during September to renovate the former judges’ offices behind the second floor courtroom for his new offices, but work hasn’t started.
Rambo estimated $2,000 would be required to cover another month of rent, electricity, water and internet service in the current location of Rambo Law Firm.
Because the Budget Committee has already met, Cloyd made a motion to suspend the rules during the Oct. 22 commission meeting and approve one month’s payment of office costs. Oldham seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Rambo will confirm with his landlord whether the office would be available for an additional month, and the full commission will consider the decision later this month.