Thursday, June 27, 2013

Remembering Ockawamick

The Register-Star reports this morning that the Columbia County Board of Supervisors has decided to sell the former Ockawamick School building in Claverack: "County board votes to sell Ockawamick School." The County bought Ockawamick in 2008 for $1.5 million as the centerpiece of a lavishly researched, vigorously promoted, and passionately protested plan to move the Department of Social Services to the geographic center of the county and develop around it a "county campus" six miles away from the county seat. This report written by Lynn Sloneker for ccSCOOP in March 2009 recalls those thrilling days of yesteryear: "Supervisors Approve Move to Ockawamick." 

1 comment:

  1. I guess the purchase of the Ockawamick School in 2008 for $1.5 million, against the wishes of the general population, could go down as one of the dumbest decisions ever by the Columbia County Board of Stupidvisors.