Tuesday, March 23, 2010–
(Delhi) – A contingent of Sullivan County officials toured the Delaware County Jail today in their continuing efforts in researching the appropriate option to replace the century old existing County Jail. Legislator David Sager, Chairman of the Public Works Committee, Minority Leader Leni Binder, were joined by County Manager David Fanslau, Deputy County Manager/Commissioner of management and Budget Joshua Potosek, Commissioner of Public Works Robert Meyer, Undersheriff Eric Chaboty, and Jail Administrator Hal Smith.
The Delaware County Jail is a public safety complex that houses the Sheriff’s Administration, civil unit, road patrol, and probation offices. The Delaware County facility has 100 cells, and is a cell-pod design that was opened in 2003.
“The tour of the Delaware County Jail was productive. The tour was informative, particularly seeing a modern jail facility. The tour gave us a good idea of where Sullivan County needs to be,” said Sager.
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther has facilitated a meeting of State officials for Sullivan County officials in Albany on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The intent of the meeting will be focused on the willingness of the State of New York to transfer the State prison Annex property to the County of Sullivan, and if it is possible, the terms and conditions of such transfer.
In February 2010, Sullivan County officials tour the State prison Annex site in Woodbourne, and “County staff have been obtaining information related to the approximately 51 acre site in recent weeks. However, the research is it at a point that an answer from the State on the ability to transfer the property to the County, must be received in order to continue further due diligence on that site,” said Fanslau.
For more information about this press release, please contact David Fanslau, County Manager, at 845-807-0450.