Tonight at the informal Common Council meeting, Council president Don Moore has agreed to entertain discussion of the proposed Galvan Quarters at State and Seventh streets. The latest fact sheet about this facility, dated August 3, 2012, is on the Galvan Foundation website. According to the current plan, the proposed facility will have 19 SRO units for use as Tier I housing and 18 studio units for use as Tier II housing. According to the latest available information, there are currently 25 homeless adults in Columbia County. According to Paul Mossman, commissioner for social services in Columbia County, this facility will reduce the cost of housing homeless adults from $2,200 a month per person to $1,900 a month per person.
The informal Common Council meeting begins tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall.