Battle Over Future of Sain Building Intensifies

Rockland’s County Executive now finds himself sparring with legislators other than from the town of Ramapo over the future of the Sain Building. Last week, the legislature failed to clear the way to sell the building by not declaring it as surplus. Ed Day, who has been looking for years to sell the building and property to a private buyer, says county government has been shrinking and the property is not worth keeping …

Audio: Ed Day

County Legislator Nancy Low-Hogan, who represents parts of Orangetown and Clarkstown, says the county-owned property is a “valuable asset” that should not be sold at this time. Low-Hogan prefers to do a comprehensive study to assess future county needs…

Audio: Nancy Low-Hogan

The County Executive has 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.

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