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Clarksville lease moves ahead

Sheriff’s office and district finalize contract

Bethlehem Central School District closed Clarksville Elementary School starting in the 2011-12 school year to save money. Now, it appears the Albany County Sheriff's Office may be interested in leasing the property for use as a substation.

Bethlehem Central School District closed Clarksville Elementary School starting in the 2011-12 school year to save money. Now, it appears the Albany County Sheriff's Office may be interested in leasing the property for use as a substation. Photo by Charles Wiff.

— The agreement is set to be approved by the Albany County Legislature at its Monday, June 11, meeting. The meeting occurred after The Spotlight went to press, but Apple, Douglas, and county representatives said there is no reason to believe the lease will be voted down.

Apple said he is now looking into getting new furniture for the building to go along with the other improvements.

“This is a huge upgrade for these guys so we don’t want them to have to take the same old crap with them,” he said.

The target move-in date is July 1. Apple said the entire move should be completed by the beginning of August.

“This deal will result in a more sufficiently run department because everything in one space,” he said.

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