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County Supervisors to weigh $20M+ Public Safety Facility

BALLSTON SPA – The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors plans to present plans this year for a new $20 million-plus public safety facility.

Stillwater Town Supervisor Ed Kinowski recently told The Saratogian a possible groundbreaking could come as early as 2018. He said low interest rates and a high bond rating have positioned the county to make improvements throughout the area.

“I’d love to see groundbreaking next year,” Kinowski said to The Saratogian. “We have land, why not use it?”

The project would include the consolidation of the county dispatch center, probation department, public health, emergency services and some sheriff’s administrative staff at one property, located near the county jail and Public Works Department in Ballston Spa. The probation department and department and emergency services are located elsewhere in the village, while the public health department is in Saratoga Springs.

The board first considered the project last summer, though preliminary engineering work was done about a decade ago, according to The Saratogian. Depending on the size and scope of the project, the total cost could rise to $30 million.

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