Future of former Oswego County Jail under consideration
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OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- The future of a crumbling Oswego County building is now in the hands of county legislators.
A committee has been formed to determine what to do with the building that once housed the Oswego County Jail, located on East River Road.
The facility was closed in 1994, when the new jail and court house were built across the street. The building has been empty since and county officials believe it could pose a safety hazard if left untouched.
"Some of the structure of the exterior is all brick and it's become loosened up and there's huge chunks. We have it all fenced off because they are falling off the wall. So it's just time to take a look at the building itself at this point, see what we need to do about bringing it down and decide what we're gonna do with the property," said Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley.
So far, the committee has met once about the structure, but right now, it is unclear when they will reach a decision about the property.