Carbon County officials are looking at possible opportunities to expand office space.

During the county commissioners’ meeting Thursday, the board approved a proposal by Person Agency Inc., of Lehighton for appraisal services at 41 and 57 Susquehanna St. in Jim Thorpe at a cost of $1,500 for both appraisals. The two properties are the Hooven building and the former Gulf gas station.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, said that the commissioners are exploring the option of expanding office space. Currently, space in the courthouse, annex and Susquehanna Street building is not really available.

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