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Steuben County Legislature approves construction projects at two sites

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  • Hayley Jones 

Work will soon begin at two separate sites in Steuben County.

County Legislators recently approved $1 million in restricted American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and $500,000 in unrestricted ARPA funds for the projects.

The ARPA funds will finance work at the Civil Defense Center on State Route 54 and the construction of a parking lot on East Steuben Street.

Bids for the project were awarded to Building Innovation Group, Frey & Campbell, and John Mills Electrical.

Civil Defense Center

Work at the Civil Defense Center includes a single-story addition at the rear of the building.

The purpose of the project is to provide additional space, storage and a loading dock at the site. The building addition may also be used as a Call Center, active county storage for personal protective equipment and mechanical space.

Related: How counties in the Finger Lakes are using their COVID relief funds

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East Steuben Street parking lot

The East Steuben Street parking lot is located at the site of the former Academy bowling alley.

The new parking lot is expected to relieve congestion at the County Office Building located across the street.

Related: Steuben County: Legislature examining ways to improve emergency response, offset cost for Hornell

Pinnacle State Park

Legislators also approved a contract with Scottsville-based Patriot Tower Inc. in the amount of $673,924 for the design, environmental, construction and installation of a permanent communications site at the Pinnacle State Park location in Addison.

New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant will fund this project.

The Pinnacle State project is expected to improve emergency response communication in that region.