Forum planned on proposed Cortland County Public Safety Complex

CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Cortland County Sheriff's Office and the Cortland County Legislature will hold a public information session on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Cortland County Office Building Auditorium at 60 Central Ave. to discuss a proposed Public Safety Complex that would be located in the town of Cortlandville.

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Earlier this month, a Michigan-based developer agreed to donate a 73-acre parcel of land to the county for the project. The land is located along Route 13 South in Cortlandville, adjoining the Tractor Supply store on the east side of the highway.

Cortland County Sheriff Mark Helms and Undersheriff Budd Rigg will present information regarding the next steps toward construction of a new correctional facility.

The presentation will cover issues of overcrowding and boarding out inmates, as well as related costs to the proposed facility, which has an estimated price tag of $38 million.

Read our previous coverage:

Michigan-based developer donates land for Cortland County public safety complex

Cortlandville supervisor weighs in on proposed jail site

Merits of new Cortland County jail debated, as lawmakers approve phase one of project

Report highlights urgent need for new Cortland County Jail

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