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Y starts construction in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Jeff Winters – An underground oil tank is removed from the former Medina Armory.

MEDINA – Construction crews have started work on a capital project at the former Medina Armory on Pearl Street.

Crews in about a month will start building a handicapped accessible ramp on the side of the building, which will increase access to the Orleans County YMCA.

Before the ramp is constructed, crews needed to remove a 3,000-gallon oil tank that was underneath the building. The ramp will go on top of where the tank was located.

Y officials said there was approximately 1,800 gallons of oil remaining in the tank. Jeff Winters, the Y executive director, said there was minimal soil contamination and construction will move forward on the ramp.