Plans are nearly complete for a new building for the Yates County Highway, Emergency Management, and Health Department.
Facility would allow Health Dept. to conduct vaccination clinics
At its meeting this month, the county legislature authorized a contract with Watchdog Building Partners, LLC of Rochester to provide construction management services for what could be a $25 million dollar project.
Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn says while most Health Department operations will remain in their current location, the new building will give the department a place to hold vaccination clinics.
Reserve funds would limit amount of borrowing needed
The Health Department has been conducting COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the former Gordman’s building on Lake St.
Plans call for a new 53,000-square foot facility which would include a new fueling facility for Highway Department vehicles and more room to store road salt. As part of the project, some buildings already on the site would be rehabilitated. Flynn says the county has reserve funds on hand, and would only have to borrow $5-6 million for a $25 million dollar facility.
Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn below.
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