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Committee gives okay to cost analysis of new jail

Feb 17, 2016 8:30 am

Katie Kocijanski is reporting in The Daily Mail Greene County officials took another step toward the construction of a new county jail, Tue., Feb. 16. At the special meeting the Legislature's Public Safety Committee authorized SMRT Architects and Engineers of Latham to begin the cost analysis phase of the project. The county has already completed the bed needs and environmental assessments. On Tuesday, county administrator Shaun Groden emphasized the new jail is not a done deal at this point, but the cost analysis is a critical step in the process, he said. Public Safety Committee Chairman William Lawrence said, “This is an important step we are taking tonight.” The Greene County Jail is the oldest county lockup in the state. It has 56 beds, but only 48 are usable. The jail is located behind the county courthouse on Bridge Street in Catskill. Lawmakers appointed the Greene County Jail Task Force in 2014 to evaluate jail conditions, and its recommendations were presented to the full Legislature last year. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

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