Herkimer County Legislature- A ‘Concrete’ Plan for the New Jail
The Herkimer County Legislature voted on Tuesday night to move forward with 'Plan B' - the concrete plan for their new county jail. Just last Friday, the county entered into a purchase agreement with the owners of the P&C site on Rt. 28 in the village, which secures the controversial location for the new multi million dollar jail. The move also puts to rest years of litigation over the property with the Village of Herkimer, which opposed the site on the outskirts of the village.
Up for a vote on Tuesday night were two options on construction of the new jail which is estimated to cost about $40 million. Option A was the less expensive steel structure, which would cost approximately $800,000 less than option B, a concrete brick structure. Option B is estimated to last about 100 years while option A was predicted to survive half that time.
County officials say construction will begin in August.