Public safety building set to open

FULTONVILLE – The Montgomery County Public Safety Building expansion will officially be opened today at 3 p.m., after a year-long construction.

The building expansion, located at 200 Clark Drive, also included a new, state-of-the-art emergency operations center, which will hold an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Guests will have an opportunity to tour the new building.

The addition will house the departments of emergency management, probation, public defender and mental health, according to a press release. The addition connects to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, which will allow offices to work together in one public safety facility.

The $3.6 million 10,000-square-foot expansion first broke ground in October 2015. According to the press release, the expansion is part of the county’s multi-year building use plans. These plans aim to provide better services, more efficient operation and plans to move county offices out of the flood plain of the Mohawk River.

According to staff reports, the expansion holds roughly 40 county employees who moved from the county office building on 64 Broadway, Fonda, once the expansion was complete.

County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort and other local officials will open the expansion wing at the new Public Safety Building.

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