Preston Announces $100,000 In Annual Savings Through Space Consolidation

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced the consolidation of County storage space at annual savings of approximately $100,000. Preston made the announcement at a News Conference at the former Ramp Industries site, located at

1 N. Floral Ave., Binghamton
.  She was joined by Broome County Clerk Rick Blythe, Broome County Legislator Mike Sopchak (R-JohnsonCity), Deputy County Executive John Bernardo and Buildings & Grounds Commissioner Harry Miller.

Broome County recently acquired the 27,000 square-foot facility through foreclosure.  The County will use this space for the storage of records and machinery that is required by law.  The County currently leases two facilities in Vestal for storages purposes; the new storage facility will save the County approximately $100,000 annually, by consolidating the contents of the two facilities.

 “When the County acquired this property through foreclosure, I immediately evaluated how it could best serve Broome County’s needs, help lower costs and best benefit our taxpayers, said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “From vehicles to storage space, we must continually examine County assets, and end the practice of bloated government.”

"This is a great opportunity for the County to utilize facilities it already owns. Cost-saving measures, like this one, are essential to relieving the burden our taxpayers face," said Legislator Mike Sopchak (R-JohnsonCity). "Thank you to County Executive Preston and County Clerk Rick Blythe for spearheading this effort to save taxpayers money."

Broome County maintains records dating back to its founding in 1806, records include: legislative minutes, election records, criminal records, divorce records, deeds, mortgages, maps, local laws, coroner files and social services records.

The transfer of records to the newly acquired facility will begin next month.

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09/12/2012 - 3:20pm