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Committee votes to lease space, demolish old Greene County Jail

Oct 18, 2018 12:32 am
Sarah Trafton reports for Columbia-Greene Media that Greene County Legislature's Public Safety Committee voted Oct. 15 to lease 3,600 square feet in Coxsackie for a three years for a processing center. They'll pay $3,800 per month rent for the first year, rising to $4,300 a month by the final year for the office from Flach Real Estate at 370 Mansion St., across from Cumberland Farms. The sheriff’s office will also use a county building office, at 411 Main St., in Catskill, for evictions, foreclosures, subpoenas, and levies. And the sheriff is adding another office, this one on the second floor of The Greenville Pioneer building, 11184 Route 32, in Greenville. The Public Safety Committee also voted to demolish the old jail in Catskill, that has not been used since April, when it was deemed unsafe. “I’m glad the legislature made the decision to take the whole thing down and not piece-meal the decision,” Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley said. “It would cost too much to rehab... I hope they make it into a parking lot for the court house. In my eyes, it was a good decision.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360.com.
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