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Tompkins County Committee Recommends $1.2 Million Building Addition For Day Reporting Program
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Tompkins County Committee Recommends $1.2 Million Building Addition For Day Reporting Program
The Tompkins County Legislature’s Capital Plan Committee has recommended adding on to the County Human Services Building to accommodate the Community Justice Center’s Day Reporting Program. The change would allow the county to vacate the Old County Library building. 
 
The recommendation calls for a 16 hundred square foot addition to the Human Service building at a cost of just over $1.5 million.
 
Lawmakers also approved a contract with LaBella Associates architectural and design services in connection with the project. 
 
The county has been looking at options for the Day Reporting program for more than three years. Lawmakers looked at purchasing property and building a new facility, but no suitable alternatives have been found. 
 
The legislature has recommended abandoning the old library building and selling the property, it’s expected that it will be used for residential development.
 
The committee points out that the 20-year debt service cost, for the expansion is $112,000 a year, staying in the aging library building will cost $100,000 a year.
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