Thursday, March 8, 2012
Back Where They Belong . . .
Nathan Mayberg reports in today's Register-Star that Board of Supervisors chair Pat Grattan is committed to buying 25 Railroad Avenue and keeping the Department of Social Services at that location: "County aims to buy DSS building." According to Grattan, the Phase II environmental study has been completed, and it shows that "the property housing the building, on a closed landfill, was properly cleaned up." Grattan is quoted in the article as saying, “We are not going to find a more cost effective way for finding a home for DSS”--a conclusion drawn, Mayberg reminds us, only after the County spent $1.5 million to buy Ockawamick School in Claverack and lost $120,000 on an option to buy the old Walmart building in Greenport.