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State approves paying county nearly $600K for courthouse maintenance, security

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2019 at 6:16 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: The main courtroom in the Orleans County Courthouse is pictured recently. The courthouse was built in 1858.

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature and the NYS Unified Court System have approved contracts for the county to provide maintenance and security for the County Courthouse, with the state providing nearly $600,000 in annual funding.

The Legislature last week approved a one-year renewal agreement with the NYS Unified Court System for Court for cleaning and minor repairs for the courthouse for $244,125, which runs from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

The Legislature last month also approved a five-year agreement between the Sheriff’s Office and the NYS Unified Court System to reimburse the county for security personnel assigned to the county courthouse. The agreement goes from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2024.

The state will pay a maximum $344,704 for security from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

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