Chester's new senior center comes in below budget


Chester town supervisor Alex Jamieson (right) leads a tour through the new Chester senior center. Also pictured are (from left): Councilman Brendan Medican, retiring NYS Senator Bill Larkin, and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

By Frances Ruth Harris
CHESTER — Supervisor Alex Jamieson says Chester's new senior center ended up falling below budget.
In June 2017, the Chester town board unanimously agreed to borrow $1.9 million to build the center. Jamieson said last week that the final cost was only $1.35 million.
Town received a state grant of $225,000 through NYS Senator Bill Larkin's office, he said. And Orange County will pay more than that sum.
"The town is processing the grants from the county, which were $325,000." Jamieson said.
He said the building will "have no impact on taxes as other debts we have had were paid off. The grants will pay off that portion of the dollar amount of the total loan."
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