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Willsboro town, school district looking at joint garage

Willsboro Central School.

Willsboro Central School. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Officials from the town of Willsboro and the Willsboro Central School District are looking to come together to solve their garage issues.

Both sides have started to look at the possibility of constructing a municipal garage that would house both the town and school equipment. Both entities met Feb. 13 with New York Department of State representative Sean Maguire, who also worked with the town of Westport during their quest to build a three-entity garage.

“We met with Sean to look at the process of applying for grant money from the state,” Willsboro School Superintendent Stephen Broadwell said. “Both the town and the school are looking at the needs of each and where we can go in the future and how we can utilize the best resources that we have collectively.”

The two entities have contracted with AES Northeast to do a study of combining the two entities when it comes to garage space.

“AES is doing a preliminary study looking at upgrades to the old buildings or building a new garage to meet the needs of both of us,” Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch said. “The town and school have always worked very closely together to do a lot with our youth programs. When we knew that they were going to do something with their garage, we thought that we should get together and look at everything.”

“We have a great working relationship with the town and to look into this is something that just made sense,” Broadwell said.”

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