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Rotterdam officials look at leasing facility

Police station, courthouse too costly to build

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With hardly any money in the till to pay for a new police station and courthouse, Rotterdam officials are now considering an option to lease one. Supervisor Harry Buffardi said discussions with several private developers are ongoing to determine whether a public safety building could be constructed without taxpayer dollars and then leased back to the town. He expects to decide by March whether a lease or lease-to-buy arrangement are viable options for the town ...

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January 10, 2013
7:14 a.m.

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Option 1: Consolidate some of the many fire districts Rotterdam has and convert one of the huge Fire Houses into a police station. District 2 is the perfect location. Split that district in have, give Carmen half and South Schenectady half. Convert the existing building into a police station.
Option 2: one of the closed schools (Mariaville or Woestina). I know its a drive, but with technology, do we need our police station close? Who goes there??

January 10, 2013
2:31 p.m.

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Screw building a police station. Contract with the Sheriff and State Police. Negotiate to have the current police merged into the county.