Otsego County Jail to see $230k in roof repairs, amid heavy rains

The Otsego County Board of Representatives has approved $230,000 in emergency funding to go towards fixing the leaky roof at the Otsego County Jail.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 8:24 AM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 10:08 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Otsego County Board of Representatives has approved $230,000 in emergency funding to go towards fixing the leaky roof at the Otsego County Jail. 

Since the recent heavy rains in October 2019, the Otsego County Jail's inmate housing units have been temporarily closed. Sheriff Richard Devlin says a water leakage in various parts of the facility could pose a hazard. 

All of the jail's 30 plus inmates were taken to facilities in nearby counties. To do that, it costs Otsego County $85 a day.

AllOtsego is reporting that inmates likely can't go back until January 2020 or February 2020.

Devlin says this funding is just enough for now, to get them through the next few years until county officials decide what the next steps should be.

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