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Supervisors vote to sell Ockawamick School

Jun 27, 2013 6:52 am
Nathan Mayberg reports in the Register Star the Columbia County Board of Supervisors Government Committee voted Tues., June 25, to sell the former Ockawamick School in Claverack. The decision comes nearly five years after the board approved the purchase of the 78,000-square-foot building and 24 acres of land for $1.5 million. The motion Tuesday, was made by Board of Supervisors Chairman Patrick Grattan. He cited the county’s financial concerns and a desire to cut expenses as reasons for the sale. The county purchased the school in 2008 as part of a plan to consolidate county offices and departments, including the Department of Social Services, Office for the Aging and others. The facility is currently used for storage. The Finance Committee and full board must still approve the measure. Read the full story in the Register Star.