Audio Feature: April 18 Greene County jail information meeting

Apr 20, 2017 12:02 am • Staff
The New Baltimore Democrats held an information session about the proposed new Greene County Jail Tue. April 18. Under the proposal, the county would build a new jail in Coxsackie, moving from next to the county courthouse in Catskill. County administrator Shaun Groden, and county legislators William Lawrence (R-Cairo), Lori Torgersen (D-Windham-Ashland-Jewett-Prattsville), and Pat Linger (R-New Baltimore) were scheduled to attend. The exact cost of the new jail has yet to be determined, but previous reports put the price tag at nearly $70 million, plus the cost of the interest on the bond. The information meeting was held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse in Hannacroix.

Beth Schneck recorded the meeting for WGXC.
Click here to download or listen to Part 1 the meeting.
Click here to download or listen to Part 2 the meeting.

Call to order
First speaker: Shaun Groden, Greene County Administrator
20:00
Average stay in the county jail is less than 50 days 
21:00
Drug treatment and training
30:00
Greene County receives no money from the state of New York
33:22
Reducing size? Cells come in pairs; double-bed cells
39:42
How much? Started at $51.3 million, now at $46.7 million. More will be cut. This represents the cost of building only, and not amortized over 30 years.
49:00
Interest rate is locked in. Description of how this process works.
51:30
Not able to whittle down price below $38 million.
56:40
Greene County Legislator Lori Torgersen for the 6th District (Prattsville, Ashland, Windham, Jewett) 
1:06:00
Shaun Groden
1:23:00
Solar usage at jail
1:26:00
Water reservoir used and concerns

UPDATED Thu., Apr. 20 to correct the event host and the project cost.

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