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Preliminary Step Authorized Leading to Eventual Development of Regional Detention Facility

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Preliminary Step Authorized Leading to Eventual Development of Regional Detention Facility

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized Tompkins County to enter into an intermunicipal agreement to form a Local Development Corporation for the joint establishment of a Specialized Secure Detention Facility to comply with “Raise the Age” laws, which increased the age of criminal responsibility beginning this month. 

Tompkins County is part of an 11-county coalition seeking to establish the Specialized Secure Detention Facility for the greater Southern Tier.  The intermunicipal agreement involving the 11 counties is the first step toward creating the LDC, which will recommend how to develop, establish, operate, maintain, and fund such a facility.  It also authorizes the County Administrator or his designee to represent the County on the committee charged with formation of the LDC.  Participation in the Agreement does not bind the County to contribute funds toward acquisition or construction of the detention facility.