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Schenectady County Social Services leases new space

Only Legislator Robert T. Farley, R-Glenville, voiced reservations with the project, though he voted in favor of the resolution.

"I'm concerned about a couple of issues " the slope of the land, the limited parking situation, and I think $17 per square foot over 10 years is a high rent."

Legislator Vincent M. DiCerbo, D-Schenectady, disagreed: "This is a beautiful proposal that meets our needs. It's the best building for the best price with the best developer available."

DSS employees seem pleased with the deal too.

"We're very excited about the move," said Denis Packard, commissioner of DSS. "The new building will allow us to create good customer service space, and it will give our employees workspaces they deserve."

According to Ray Gillen, county commissioner of economic development and planning, the county plans to sell the current home of DSS, 487 Nott St., for approximately $200,000, putting the building back on the tax rolls. Gillen said he could not announce who the buyer will be, but that the county will discuss the sale as early as February.""

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