Legislators move county office building plans forward
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Greene County officials are moving forward with the planned construction of a combined office building and parking garage structure behind the county courthouse on Main Street in Catskill. During a special Public Works Committee meeting July 18, legislators unanimously approved a resolution to award a construction management services contract in the amount of $565,000 to Freeman Project Services of Cairo. The full legislature will vote on the contract resolution this week. In April, the county hired the Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson architectural firm of Albany to provide architectural, design and engineering services for the project. Under the current plan for the facility, the ground floor of the building would house a secure parking garage, the state Office of Court of Administration would rent the second floor of the building, and the third floor would be shared by the Greene County District Attorney’s Office and the county Public Defender’s Office. The new building would be connected to the courthouse by an elevated pedestrian walkway. The objective is to have construction plans in place by the end of the year, with bids sent out to contractors early in 2023, county administrator Shaun Groden said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.