The proposed North Country Community College expansion could mean big changes for the Ticonderoga Police Department. The department could move to the former Lowe's building. Investigator Dan LaFrance stands in front of the present police office.
Photo by Nancy Frasier.
continued A citizens committee — that includes Johns, trustee Steve Whitford, Ross Kelley, Rolly Allen, Margaret Lauman, Dave Woods and Sharon Reynolds — had recommended leasing the former Rite Aid building and renovating it.
Ticonderoga officials have long discussed moving the police, but accelerated the discussion in December 2009 when structural issues arose at the police headquarters.
The nearly 70-year-old concrete block structure on Burgoyne Avenue developed a large crack from the foundation up the center of the back wall raising questions about the building’s future.
The police commission previously investigated other possibilities and found them lacking. The Armory was excluded for police use since it houses youth activities and police don’t want children and criminals in the same building. The downstairs of the Community Building was excluded because of lack of space and parking.