Belmont County commissioners are reviewing bids for renovations to the lower-level building of the former Health Plan site. The buildings have been vacant since the company’s move to Wheeling.

Commissioner Josh Meyer said it will be the new home for the clerk of courts title office, as well as the board of elections. Both departments currently pay $110,000 in rent. The move would cut that cost.

The total project cost for the renovations is $1.6 million. County commissioners read the bids aloud at yeterday’s meeting. Now the architects, McKinley & Associates, will decide on the contractor.

Once they announce their decision next week, construction can begin.