Sale of Sain Building Appears to Take Step Backwards

The Town of Clarkstown wants the county to sell the Sain Building, and they passed a resolution last week asking the legislature to do so. Supervisor George Hoehmann told “The Morning Show” yesterday a vote to declare the building as surplus failed to pass in the legislature last week. Hoehmann said he was “disgusted and shocked” by the vote and in particular, the no votes he said were cast by Clarkstown Legislator Harriet Cornell and Orangetown Legislator Nancy Low-Hogan…

Audio: George Hoehmann

The supervisor and the County Executive have been urging lawmakers to approve the sale of the building to the single interested party who wants to buy it for 4.5 million dollars and turn it into senior housing. Low-Hogan tells WRCR the property is a valuable asset that should not be sold at this time. She prefers to do a comprehensive study to assess future county needs. County Executive Ed Day says the legislature could have done a comprehensive study years ago when this first came up and the building and property are no longer necessary.

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