County Office Building to be Reoccupied

 

(Binghamton, NY) Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala announces the reopening of the Edwin L. Crawford Broome County Office Building. The building located at 60 Hawley Street in Binghamton will be back in business and servicing the public beginning Thursday, May 14th at 8am.
 
The County Office building has been closed since the evening of Tuesday, April 14th when particles and dust filtered into the building from an underground parking reconstruction project. Displaced county departments will close to the public at 12pm on Wednesday, May 13th. The noon closing will help facilitate the reoccupation of the County Office Building and to help to make sure all departments are up and ready to welcome the public back Thursday morning. A complete listing of affected departments is below.
 
“We are delighted to be returning to the County Office Building,” said Executive Fiala. “County employees have worked together and have handled the displacement remarkably well. We were able to maintain services to the public from alternate locations. We are looking forward to reoccupying the building and returning to business as usual.”
 
Displaced departments that will be closing at noon on Wednesday, May 13th include:

Office for Aging
CASA                     
Parks Department                       Personnel
Risk and Insurance    
Planning
Environmental Management Council    
Print Shop/Mail
Elections           
Real Property
Finance               
 
 
 
 


 

Audit/Purchasing                   
Clerk/DMV                                       
Engineering
BMTS                              
Executive
Law
Budget
Legislature 
Information Technology                   
Security                                        
Veterans Affairs                            
Weights and Measures
Office for Aging       
CASA
Parks Department
Personnel
Risk and Insurance
Planning and EMC
Print Shop/ Mail
Elections
Real Property
Finance
          
Since the incident occurred, cleaning and environmental testing was conducted throughout the building. Jennings Environmental Management Inc. served as the county’s environmental consultant and has provided county officials with air sampling results that indicate the building is safe for reoccupation and public access.
 
Legislative Committee meetings scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th will be held in the Broome County Public Library on Court St. Committee meetings on Thursday will convene in the County Office Building.

 

05/12/2009 - 2:42pm