Plans underway for new Lewis County office building
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LEWIS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Plans are moving forward for a new office building for Lewis County.
The $11 million project has been on the drawing board for a couple years, but with space becoming a problem and leases coming to a rapid end, the county is pushing to move the timetable ahead.
The county is hoping the new building will house the Board of Elections, Office of the Aging and the Highway Department, all at a minimal cost for tax payers.
The board of legislators chairman estimates just a onetime two percent tax increase and hopes to be moving forward within a few months.
“I would hope by this spring that we have a definite course of action, whether it be to pursue the new building and put out for bids or whether it’s remodeling the old buildings but under our dire circumstances that I previously mentioned, we have to do something,” said Michael Tabolt, Lewis County Board of Legislators Chairman.
The location for the new building would be on county property just west of the current Public Safety Building on outer Stowe Street in Lowville.