Tower project timing delays old jail cell demolition

NORWICH – Towers are rising on the Chenango County landscape, replacing an outdated communications system, but the timing has created a stumbling block for beginning renovations at the former jail and Sheriff’s Office in the City of Norwich.

A temporary transmission line still connects the old building in the city with the new Public Safety Facility on Upper Ravine Road in the Town of Norwich, providing 911 Emergency Management communications. West Park Place office contractors have chosen to wait until the new system is operating without the old cable before beginning any demolition on site, RC Woodford, Chenango County Clerk of the Board said last week.

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