Monday, October 18, 2010

State sets minimum price for Camp Gabriels

The state Office of General Services announced Monday that it will conduct a sealed bid auction for the former Camp Gabriels Correctional Facility next month.

Carla Chiaro is acting commissioner of OGS. She says the state will auction the former minimum security prison – located off state Route 86 in the Franklin County town of Brighton – on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The state has set the minimum bid at $950,000 and bids are due to the Office of General Services no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16.

State officials conducted a site inspection last Friday and have scheduled a second inspection from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

The bids will be opened in public at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Corning Tower in Albany.

The 336-bed minimum security facility is located on more than 91 acres of land. The property features about 48 buildings, including storage facilities, three dormitories, an outdoor work-out facility, a fairly new gymnasium and a 100-year-old chapel.

The property – which has an onsite waste water treatment system, a 125,000 gallon water storage tank and an emergency electrical generator – is being sold “as is.”

Lawmakers closed down the prison last year. The facility was first used as a sanitarium more than a century ago; Paul Smith’s College then used it for dormitories before the state converted it to a prison in the 1980s.

1 comment:

  1. I feel the state hurt the people of the north country when they closed the prison.#2 they hurt the north country again when they said they would have a use for gabriels i believe in 3-months they did not .#3 Then they will not hold off and let the town of brighton help to find someone to go in there that will help there community. the tow of Brighton (gabriels)was there for the state when they needed to be there when no one else wanted the prisons gabriels took them in. and it worked in the north country it made good paying jobs. well that parts over what gets to me is the commision Fisher Lied when he said he would have a reuse plan and the governor paterson just dont care about the people in the north country i think he thinks where part of canada (A) well I feel the state should not be able to shut one down until they have sighed a reuse deal with someone so the area does not take such a finansial impact like the north country did I cant wait for dec 31 to say good bye to paterson and who ever wins should should send his puppet commisioner Fisher with him be it republican or democrat, T-party they have realy hurt the north country .Gov. Paterson what do you think senator Stafford would say to you God rest his sole for he was the north country, and the north country knows that senator Stafford helped you out in the city when you needed it . jan 1st cant come quick enough . north country resident born Richard Gonyea