SCCC contract approved

Project at county offices will cost $87k more due to delay

— While some lawmakers opposed the bid, Democrat Chris Higgins reminded his fellow lawmakers during the meeting that they spent the last month reviewing the contract and the company meets the requirements.

“If we delay this vote, we will not get the work done for students in spring 2014,” Higgins said.

SCCC President Quintin B. Bullock also spoke before the legislature, saying the college has been expanding some of its programs like nanoscience technology. Moving into Albany County would greatly benefit the community college, he said.

“The space proposed at 112 State St. will offer us a beginning step to bring access to residents in the county as well as to build on the successes that they’ve had with working with Albany residents,” he said.

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