Utah Power & Light Co.'s downtown Ogden building will be purchased by the Weber County Commission for use as sheriff's department headquarters.

Commissioners approved $700,000 to buy the two-story structure.Funds will be provided through $2.13 million in bonds, which also will cover the $1.34 million price tag of building a county mental health building and $90,000 in improvements at the county fairgrounds.

UP&L will move its accounting, credit and customer service departments for the Golden Spike area to the Ogden City Center.

The Rocky Mountain Region executive offices also will be housed in the building.

"It's a great opportunity for us and we're pleased to be involved in the revitalization of downtown Ogden," said Lee Carothers, UP&L northern Utah area manager.