Ribbon-cutting planned June 11 for addition to County Administration Building

Photo by Tom Rivers: The 23,000-square-foot addition to the Orleans County Administration Building is shown on April 9. The building has been under construction for about a year.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 April 2019 at 11:27 am

ALBION – Orleans County officials are planning on a June 11 ribbon-cutting celebration for a 23,000-square-foot addition to the County Administration Building.

Contractors have been working for a year on the $10 million project. The addition will be used by 50 county employees from the Health Department, Board of Elections, information technology department and the Legislative office and staff. The building is connected to the current Administration Building with the addition on the south side.

The new space will include a meeting room for the Legislature with about 60 seats. The current Legislative chambers has about 30 seats and is one of the smallest municipal meeting rooms in the county.

The county is receiving a state grant for $3,682,748 towards the project as part of a healthcare initiative. That state grant includes funds to create space at the neighboring Mental Health Building for a primary doctor from Oak Orchard Health. State Sen. Robert Ortt also secured a $200,000 state grant towards the addition.

The County Legislature last week voted to seek proposals from firms to relocate office supplies, files and IT equipment from the current county buildings to the new site for the departments affected by the move. Those materials and equipment are expected to be moved to the new addition on the weekend following the June 11 ribbon cutting.

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