The former state minimum-security prison camp in the Madison County Town of George town will be open today for potential buyers to inspect the property.
The New York State Office of General Services will hold site inspections for interested buyers at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today at the former Camp Georgetown Correctional Facility, the prison camp will be auctioned Sept. 11th, bids start at $390,000.
In June 2011, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the closing of seven state prisons, including the minimum-security prison camp in southern Madison County. The 31-acre facility closed Oct. 1, 2011.
When it closed, Camp Georgetown housed 100 inmates, and employed about 85 people, including 60 corrections officers. The facility's annual operating budget was $6.5 million, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
The agency's listing for Camp Georgetown says amenities include an on-site water distribution system, three drilled wells and 150,000-gallon elevated water tank, a permitted wastewater treatment plant and 10 petroleum bulk storage tanks.
The auction will be held at the state office building in Utica at noon Sept. 11. For more information about the sale, visit www.ogs.ny.gov.