$1.3M jail garage a reality

CATSKILL — The $1.3 million Greene County jail garage will be built.

With construction of the new jail in full swing in Coxsackie, several Greene County legislators decided to have one last go at removing the garage Wednesday night.

The effort failed and the garage, which will contain restrooms and climate control, will be constructed on the jail site.

The Legislature deadlocked 7-7 over the garage in March, with legislators Matthew Luvera, Michael Bulich, Linda Overbaugh and Jack Keller, all R-Catskill; Charles Martinez and Thomas Hobart, R-Coxsackie; and Patricia Handel, R-Durham, voting in favor of removing the garage from the jail plans. Legislators William Lawrence, R-Cairo; Harry Lennon, D-Cairo; Patrick Linger, R-New Baltimore; Ed Bloomer, R-Athens; James Thorington, R-Windham; Larry Gardner, D-Hunter; and Gregory Davis, R-Greenville voted against the resolution to remove the garage.

Luvera opened up discussion on the topic during a Public Safety Committee meeting.


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