MALONE - Franklin County officials are on the verge of finalizing plans for the basement of the Saranac Lake Adult Center, which is going to be renovated into office space for county public health nurses.
County legislators, Public Health Prevention Supervisor Lorraine Kourofsky and county Manager Jim Feeley took a look at 10 details that needed alteration on the plans, like the elimination of some windows and a bathroom and the change in grade of the carpet, at the Thursday county Board of Legislators meeting in Malone.
Legislator Tim Burpoe, D-Saranac Lake, said there were a few points that needed clarification on the changes, but after that, they should be set.
Franklin County officials gather around plans for the conversion of the Saranac Lake Adult Center basement to a new county Department of Public Health office. Clockwise from left are Legislator Gordon Crossman, D-Malone; Legislator Ray Susice, D-St. Regis Falls; county Manager Jim Feeley; Public Health Prevention Supervisor Lorraine Kourofsky; and Legislator Tim Burpoe, D-Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Jessica Collier)
"They're very close," Burpoe said.
After the plans are finalized, Burpoe said construction is expected to last in 90 days, and then the space will be ready for the public health nurses who currently work at the Saranac Lake village office building on Main Street.
Public health officials expect the move to put the nurses closer to the people whom they most serve.
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