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Legislators briefed on needed CGCC capital improvements

Jun 08, 2017 5:45 am

Daniel Zuckerman is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media lawmakers from Greene and Columbia counties met with Columbia-Greene Community College President Jim Campion Tue., Jun. 8, to discuss capital improvements at the Greenport campus. Campion reviewed the master plan submitted to the college Board of Trustees in June that addressed the lifespan of the campus facilities, structure of the roofs, and the fire alarm and security systems. Major projects include replacing the roof of the main campus building, and installing a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, Campion said. The estimated cost for the work is $20 million. One half of the funding has to come from the state; the other half of the bill would be paid by Columbia and Greene counties. The legislators also discussed the idea of the school offering what Zuckerman called "more marketable majors." Campion said there was keen interest in Columbia-Greene further developing its health care programs. "This is where the counties want us to head," Campion said. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.