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Three options on the table for Herkimer correctional facility

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y.(WKTV) - Plans for a new $33 million dollar correctional facility in Herkimer County have been on the table for years.

The current correctional facility is over 30 years old and is in need of significant repairs. Also, many of the inmates need to be boarded out to other locations because of overcrowding. This costs the county over a million dollars a year.

Monday, Herkimer County Chairman Vincent Bono put the following options forward to help begin the process of building a new jail at the P&C site on Route 28.

Option 1:
$150,000 sewer hook up fee to be paid by the County to the Village.

A settlement of an old lawsuit in which the village owes the county $133,000 dollars.

The county would pay two and a half times the residential rate for water and would pay almost double the residential rate for sewer.

Option 2:
Flat rate of $1 million would be paid to the village throughout the entire build out of the jail.

$155,000 sewer hook-up fee to be paid by the county.

Option 3:
Flat rate of $600,000 would be paid to the village

Herkimer's share of $300,000 of sales tax revenue would be reinstated after first 2 years, which would bring in $20 thousand dollars annually.

Herkimer's share of $600,000 of sales tax revenue would be reinstated 3 years and beyond, which would bring in approximately $40,000.

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